Artist Leaves Dress in Dead Sea for Two Months, and It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece

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Israeli artist Sigalit Landau decided to put a black dress in the Dead Sea as part of her project called Salt Bride. The dress was in the salty water for two months in 2014, and as these beautiful pictures show, the result is nothing short of magical.


The project is an eight-part photo series that was inspired by the play Dybbuk by S. Ansky from 1916. The play is about a young Hasidic woman who is taken over by the spirit of her dead lover. Landau’s salt-covered gown is a copy of the one worn in the dramatic 1920s production.

Landau looked at the black dress several times to catch the pictures below, which show how the salt crystals grew over time.

More info: Sigalit Landau | Marlborough Contemporary (h/t: bored panda)

Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Months And It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece

Image credits: Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Months And It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece

Image credits: Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Months And It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece

Image credits: Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Months And It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece

Image credits: Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Months And It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece

Image credits: Matanya Tausig

Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Months And It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece

Image credits: Matanya Tausig

Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Months And It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece

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