Artist Sigalit Landau submerged a black dress in the Dead Sea. The incredible transformation was documented in an 8 part “Salt Bride”photographic series. Over a period of 2 years more and more salt crystals adhered to the dress.
Landau says”It looks like snow, like sugar, like death’s embrace”.
The dress is a replica of a traditional garment worn by the protaganist in “The Dybbuk”, a traditional Yiddish play about a possessed bride , and later exorcised of a demonic spirit. The artist symbolically transforms the mourning dress into a gown of celebration.