An Artist Submerged A Black Gown In The Dead Sea For Two Years, And Now It's A Magical Salt Sculpture!

Israeli artist Sigalit Landau's latest project, Salt Bride, has been two years in the making, and it's totally worth it!

Sally McDuck
Created by Sally McDuck
On Aug 24, 2016

Sigalit Landau, an Israeli artist, submerged this antique-style black gown in the Dead Sea two years ago:


The project, Salt Bride, was inspired by a 1916 play, Dybbuk by S. Ansky, in which a young woman is possessed by the spirit of her dead lover.


The dress Landau used is a replica of the gown worn in a 1920s production of the play.


Landau would check on the dress in three month intervals and photograph it underwater.


Now, after two years, the dress is finally ready to emerge.


And it does not disappoint.


The gown, now completely salt-encrusted, has become a beautiful crystalline statue.


If you want to see Landau's 8-photo series in person, Salt Bride will be on display at the Marlborough Contemporary Museum in London through September 3rd.

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