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Lágrimas llenando océanos; an overflowing lachrymatory bottle
Photopolymer intaglio, Silkscreen, chine colle, blind embossment.
14″ x 14″
Lachrymatories are small bottles that were used from Roman times to the Victorian era, and later during the Civil War. They were meant to catch the tears of those in sorrow over beloved ones who had passed or who were away in war. My lachrymatory is made out of bullet cases sewn together, and unlike the ones in antiquity, it is not small. It is large and it can’t contain the tears anymore…there are so many being shed all over the world on a daily basis, due to violence in our societies. A weeping ocean is rapidly being created.