Haruko Okano. STUDIO WORK 5

2009 Salt of the Earth Salt of the Earth, 2009
Medium: Salt, water, fibre and bones, stainless steel spoons and handmade teeth Dimensions: 4’W x 4’L x 6.5’H
This installation is a time lapse work that uses salt water inside each tower. As the water is absorbed up the red fibre, it evaporates and the salt recrystallizes. Over the period ofthe exhibition the weight of the crystals pull the spoons vertical as though pouring salt into the mouth of each vessel.