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The Dead Sea is inhospitable for life, but fertile for art

Clip: 12/28/2018 | 3m 9s Video has closed captioning.

The Dead Sea is about 10 times saltier than the ocean and nearly devoid of life. In summer, temperatures surrounding its southern basin regularly top 100 degrees. Yet it serves as studio for Israeli artist Sigalit Ethel Landau, who submerges both handcrafted pieces and everyday items in the hypersaline water. As Julia Griffin reports, the ensuing crystallization process profoundly transforms them.

Aired: 12/28/18

Rating: NR

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