Israeli artist Sigalit Landau chooses to submerge a black gown in the Dead Sea for her latest venture. The gown was submerged in salt-rich waters in 2014 and was recently taken out for display, which is seen in these spectacular pictures with the final result being nothing short of m raculous.
The venture is an eight-part photo serial named Salt Bride and inspired by S Ansky’s play of 1916 titled Dybbuk. The play narrates a young Hasidic lady who becomes possessed by the spirit of her deceased lover and Landau’s salt-coated gown is an imitation of the one worn in the drama production of 1920s.
The artist examined the black gown different times during three-month intervals to capture the gradual process of salt crystallization that you witness in the pictures below. You are also able to see them at London’s Marlborough Contemporary, where they would be displayed until 3rd September.