Sunday, January 15, 2012

An Ocean Between Us - The TearROOM Project

I have been collecting human tears for about 1.5 years. The tears are going to be part of an exhibition this April and May 2012 at the

Museum of Antiquities Link
Room 116 College Building
107 Administration Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK

The exhibition will showcase the tears I have collected. I just finished the display for a special set of tears. My friend fell in love with a man from  Belgium. They rarely get to see each other. This past Christmas he asked her to marry him. The tears in the jar inside the glass box are tears of joy and sadness at his parting. There is an ocean between them most of the time and the tears in the jar mark that distance.

These special tears are encased in a glass box. I also have tears mounted in deep box frames with marbling behind them. Other pieces in the series can be viewed at the following link

An Ocean Between Us 
3 x 3 x 7" 
Glass, Steel, Vial, Paper and String