So, this is what happens when you submerge elegant gowns into the Dead Sea for months.
Israeli artist Sigalit Landau, fascinated with the Dead Sea, inserted the gowns into the salt-rich waters in 2014 returning over the course of three months to capture each gown’s salt-induced transformation.
“It is like meeting with a different time system, a different logic, another planet,” she explains.
It’s an eight-part series is titled Salt Bride and highlights the uniqueness of the salt lake’s chemistry.
Landau received her inspiration from S. Ansky’s 1916 play titled The Dybbuk, in which a young Hasidic woman becomes possessed by a deceased lover’s spirit while engaged to be married into a wealthy family.