What Do Your Tears Look Like Close Up? You Won't Believe the Photos.

Tears of Possibility and Hope. Photo ©Rose-Lynn Fischer.

Tears of Possibility and Hope. Photo ©Rose-Lynn Fischer.

Have you ever wondered what your tears look like under a microscope? Artist Rose-Lynn Fischer had the same query and set out to capture close-up images of teardrops. Rose-Lynn was fascinated by what she saw under the microscope. After looking at the first magnified tear, she began to wonder - do tears of joy look the same as tears of sorrow under a microscope? This began a project in which she captured, studied and photographed 100 tears under an optical microscope. 

As you look at the images, you'll notice that different emotions do in fact create different structures within the tears. 

Convergence of Wonders. photo ©Rose-Lynn Fischer.

Convergence of Wonders. photo ©Rose-Lynn Fischer.

Tears of grief.  photo ©Rose-Lynn Fischer.

Tears of grief.  photo ©Rose-Lynn Fischer.

Tears of Laughing 'til Crying. photos ©Rose-Lynn Fischer.

Tears of Laughing 'til Crying. photos ©Rose-Lynn Fischer.

Tears of Remembrance. photo ©Rose-Lynn Fischer.

Tears of Remembrance. photo ©Rose-Lynn Fischer.

In the process of collecting and examining more and more tears, Rose-Lynn couldn't help but think that she was looking at what she calls, "aerial views of emotional terrain." It's incredible how nature creates similar patterns, whether you're examining human tears under a microscope or looking out an airplane window at the earth below. 

Rose-Lynn's art is reminiscent of the work done by Masaru Emoto. Emoto froze water, photographed it, and studied how words spoken to it, music played to it, prayer, and source location affected the water's crystalline structure. In his discoveries, it appeared that more beneficial words and actions created beautiful and harmonic structures, whereas harsh words produced chaotic structures.  

When the word "Evil" is spoked to the water.  photo©Masaru Emoto.

When the word "Evil" is spoked to the water.  photo©Masaru Emoto.

When the words "Love and Gratitude" are spoken to the water. Photo ©Masaru Emoto

When the words "Love and Gratitude" are spoken to the water. Photo ©Masaru Emoto

For more on both of these projects you can visit the following websites: 

Rose-Lynn Fischer: http://rose-lynnfisher.com/tears.html

Masaru Emoto: http://www.masaru-emoto.net/english/water-crystal.html

Article written by Rajmani Sinclair, May 5, 2016