Sigalit Landau submerges everyday objects in the Dead Sea for months and even years until salt deposits transform them into otherworldly sculptures.
Below is the dress as it appeared before two years of submersion:
Last year, Sigalit created the haunting Island of Shoes using the same method.
Bonus video: Sigalit took a pair of salted shoes to a frozen lake and recorded them melting holes in the ice.
Lots more at Sigalit's website.
• Sigalit Landau: Salt (via Inhabitat)
Royalty Now paints over classical portraits and statues to depict famous leaders as they might appear in the modernized flesh. Above, Julius Caesar. Below, Caligula.
Artist Refik Anadol, who has appeared on Boing Boing before, designs dreamy installations using artificial intelligence. Some of them he calls ‘data paintings.’
Researchers have determined that the above self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh, long thought to have been a fake, was indeed painted by the artist in 1889 while he was suffering from psychosis in a French mental institution.
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