Bleached (II), 2018
It is dated 2018. Its medium is stool.
To create the Bleached stool, Erez Nevi Pana crafts a wooden structure, covers it in loofah, and submerges it in the Dead Sea, which cannot support many life forms due to extreme salinity. Salt from the sea crystallizes and solidifies around the structure. The crystalline totem imbues salt—once a revered mineral that now amasses in neglected white mountains in the desert—with ornamental value.
It is credited
Courtesy of Dennis Freedman Collection.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.