For her project named Salt Bride, Israeli artist Sigalit Landau decided to submerge a black dress in the Dead Sea. The dress then spent 2 months in one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water and, as you can see below, the end result of the salt crystallization process is nothing short of magical!
The project is part of a photo series inspired by S. Ansky’s 1916 play named Dybbuk. The play tells the story of a young Hasidic woman who becomes possessed by the evil spirit of her dead lover. The glittery salt-encrusted dress is a replica of the costume worn by the female character Leah in the dramatic production of the 1920s, as portrayed by legendary actress Hanna Rovina for forty years with the Habima Theatre. Over time, the sea’s alchemy transforms the plain garment from a symbol associated with death and madness into the wedding dress it was always intended to be.