I know why you cry, but it is something I can never do

2017
Digital lightjet prints and "realistic water" on light table

An on-going series of photographs taken of artificial tears samples under a microscope – the photographs are microscopic observations of the reactions in artificial tears when subjected to different tests that may or may not change its chemical compounds. The crystal structures of real natural human tears differ depending on the reasons why people cry. But would the artificial tears change when watching a sad movie or listening to a depressing song? Each photo will be an image of an artificial tear under the microscope watching or listening or reading from top ten lists of : the saddest songs, the most tearful movies, the funny movies that make you cry of laughter, the depressing photos, and the greatest love letters. Artificial “Realistic Water” are poured on top of the photographs on the light table to create an illusion of wet puddles on the surface.