Monday, June 2, 2014

Tears Magnified

Tear system: a. tear gland / lacrimal gland, b. superior lacrimal punctum, c. superior lacrimal canal, d. tear sac / lacrimal sac, e. inferior lacrimal punctum, f. inferior lacrimal canal, g. nasolacrimal canal
Image found on Wikimedia Commons

I'm going to spend the next couple days resting up from our big road trip. In the meantime, enjoy these amazing pictures of dried and magnified tears taken by photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher. Thanks to Jennifer Pettit for alerting me to this story. Here's a snippet from The Smithsonian article about these beautiful photographs:
Closely studying tears for so long has made Fisher think of them as far more than a salty liquid we discharge during difficult moments. “Tears are the medium of our most primal language in moments as unrelenting as death, as basic as hunger and as complex as a rite of passage,” she says. “It’s as though each one of our tears carries a microcosm of the collective human experience, like one drop of an ocean.”
Fisher has entitled this body of work as the "Topography of Tears" and you can read her description of this project here.

Her images are copyrighted, so visit here and here to view them.


1 comment:

Heda said...

The tears are beautiful. Stunning. It's rare for me to have a tear these days but occasionally and love it when it happens because it's so special.