Salt Crystal Dress Sculpture

Artist Left Wedding Dress in Sea with Spectacular Results

dress after 2 years in Dead Sea

In 2014 Israeli artist Sigalit Landau decided to submerge a black gown in the Dead Sea.

Recently the dress was removed from the water which is heavy with salt. The result is incredible. Truly a crystal sculpture of a dress that was 2 years in the making.

Landau created a photo series from the sculptural dress. The title “Salt Bride” was inspird by a 1916 play about a woman who becomes possessed by the spirit of her dead lover. The dress that is the star of Landau’s work is actually a replica of one that was worn in the 1920s production of the play and is a traditional Hasidic gown.

In order to create her photo series, Landau pulled the black dress out of the sea roughly every 3 months. The image below was much earlier in the process. Here you can still clearly see the original shape and color of the gown.

Crystal Bridal Gown in progres

This artist was able to create something quite magical from the Dead Sea. She has proven that even in places where seemingly nothing can live, creativity can bring something new to the world.

In this case the artist created a crystal sculpture and a series of photographs that tell a fantastic story.


See more images of the dress on Bored Panda article by James Gould-Bourn

Read more about the Salt Bride exhibition at Marlborough