On September 22, 2012, at a contemplative retreat in the Texas hill country, a group of new friends spent 24 hours together in silence.
The Salt project was a simple afternoon invitation to collaborate artistically without rules, instruction or speech, inspired in part by Motoi Yamamoto's Saltworks. Interested participants arrived at a gazebo and found a few squeeze-bottles full of salt, seasoned salt, coffee, and yellow corn starch — along with some brushes and yardsticks. The three-hour process was filmed with two iPhone cameras. Special thanks to the kitchen staff at Laity Lodge for adding serendipitous color to what was originally conceived as a monochrome project. — p.r.s. 8/22/12