(CBS News) It's been some time since I've thrown out a think piece that allows a moment to pause and reflect. And they say there's no time like the present to take action, so let's all take a breath and watch the video above that is a meditation on art, life, hope and... salt. Yeah, salt.
A Japanese artist travels to the salt flats of western Utah to discuss life, death, rebirth, and making art from salt.
The mixture of sadness, beauty, self-discovery, hope and art taking place with the barren salt flats of Wendover, Utah as a backdrop come together so well in this insightful piece that is perfect for some calm and self-reflection in the hectic scramble of life. A wonderful piece of work on a truly fascinating artist. If you'd like to check out more work by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto be sure to click here and for more videos from The Avant/Garde Diaries click here to go to their website.
UPDATE: And if you're in the Los Angeles-area and interested in seeing Motoi's work, make sure to read the very helpful Comment below from "labandartgallery".