For her project titled Salt Bride, Israeli artist Sigalit Landau decided to submerge a black gown in the Dead Sea. The gown spent 2 months in the salt-rich waters in 2014. And as you can see from these stunning leaves dress, the end result is nothing short of magical.
LEAVES DRESS IN DEAD SEA
The project is an eight-part photo series inspired by S. Ansky’s 1916 play titled Dybbuk. The play is about a young Hasidic woman who becomes possessed by the spirit of her dead lover. And Landau’s salt-encrusted gown is a replica of the one worn in the dramatic production of the 1920s.
Landau checked on the black gown various times in order to capture the gradual process of salt crystallisation that you can see in the pictures below. You can also see them at London’s Marlborough Contemporary. Where they will be on display until September 3rd.