The shadow of tears
concrete, foam, gypsum cement, acrylic, and resin
8 x 8 x 7 inches each
This sculptural installation is a monument dedicated to the fleeting gesture of crying. Starting as a formless, wet slurry of rock, concrete rapidly shape-shifts into an impenetrable structure. Despite its ubiquitous presence in urban environments, concrete often blends in with its surroundings, functioning primarily as a hidden support. Its surface only garners attention when marred by imperfections. The body's inherent mechanism for producing tears during both happy and sad moments creates a striking juxtaposition. It seems like a miswiring in the body's system to visibly react in the same way to both emotions.