Friday, March 4, 2011

Pass the salt

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See what the Dead Sea is good for?
To make salt sculptures!
Read about Anat Eshed Goldberg's art project in the salty sea here and then click Previous to see her gallery.

This crystal couple stands in the Ahava cosmetics store in Jerusalem's Mamilla Mall.
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The window reflects a book store and the sun umbrellas of its outdoor cafe and people out strolling, enjoying yesterday's warm weather.
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The reflection is for James' Weekend Reflections.
Shabbat shalom!
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28 comments:

James said...

The reflections are a nice surrounding for the really cool salt sculptures.

Johnny Nutcase said...

how interesting! nice photo too, pretty neat!

Kay said...

What fabulous reflections, Dina! Those salt sculptures are really awesome! You do find the most amazing things everywhere you go.

Cloudia said...

nice picture!



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cieldequimper said...

Hey this is fabulous Dina! :-)

ρομπερτ said...

Guess one could even write a small book about a 'salt sculputure - salt of the earth'.
Throwing me deep into thoughts. Thank you. Please have a good start into the weekend.



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Lesley said...

These remind me of a skinny Michelin Man!

Petrea said...

Fascinating artwork. You always find the coolest stuff.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, Dina, this is really something different. Very interesting.
I've always wanted to swim in the Dead Sea. Okay, not swim, but float around for a while. I've thought about it ever since I was a child. Maybe some day...
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

lotusleaf said...

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

snowwhite said...

Amazing and magificent! All of salt sculptures are the art of unique and delicate beauty!
Great capture!
Have a nice weekend!

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! It looks like the reflection caught someone looking at the sculptures!
Patrick Tillett, Extremely Overdue

richies said...

Interesting sculptures. Have a Happy Sabbath!

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Pasadena Adjacent said...

I'm always happy to discover art front and center

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Very unique and amusing.

spacedlaw said...

A book store with a cafe! Heaven! The sculptures are looking good too.

diane b said...

I love those sculptures. Can they withstand weather?

Regina said...

Wow awesome!

Happy weekend.

Dina said...

Diane B. shalom. Good question, can they withstand weather? I don't know.
But when nature makes sculpture along the coast of the Dead Sea by coating sticks and rocks and stuff with salt crystals, they remain. I remember once walking in a little nature reserve at water's edge which had many mushroom shaped salt formations. But then, there is so little rain down there to hurt them.

DawnTreader said...

Fascinating!

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Touche! You have things on the streets of Jerusalem that WE never see in Greensboro! So creative. I think you should get a grant to tote these characters EVERYWHERE to photograph them. In front of all the prominent places in Jerusalem. The adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Melah!

Leif Hagen said...

I've never seen anything like those SALT sculptures! Perfect photo for weekend reflections!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Very ingenious use of salt!

Beth Niquette said...

Wow--this is so unusual. And this sculpture is made of salt? Isn't there an old Jewish story about a woman turning into salt as she and her family fled a kingdom God had vowed to destroy?

VERY cool Reflection!

Dina said...

Beth, yes, you are thinking of Genesis 19:18-26. Two angels told Lot and his family to flee before God would begin to destroy Sodom and Gemorrah with fire and brimstone.
The angels said "Flee for your lives! Don't look back, and don't stop anywhere . . ."
But just before they reached safety in the town of Tsoar, Lot's wife turned around to look back, and she was turned into a pillar of salt.

I think the sculpture is made of some materials that are soaked in the Dead Sea until salt crystallizes around them.
See the link to the artist's website to read more about the process.

Ann said...

Have you tasted salt when it is no longer salty?

JM said...

Salt sculptures! How cool.

Dick said...

Wow, it looks very special, nice picture.