Yamamoto Motoi is a Japanese artist. He was an Oil painter. He suffered a great loss when his sister died of cancer. He decided he needed to be inside of his work and work through his grief.
In Japan salt is used in funerals. He decided to work with salt as his medium.
See the video below:
He talks about salt being related to life, death and rebirth. He uses salt which is used in funerals as a means to heal himself and help transform him from grief.
1 Peter 1:3-9 also discuss where our transformation can come:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
© Vivian P. Kirkpatrick, 2015