MATTHEW NEEDHAM X ALICE POTTS
TEARRING In collaboration with Matthew Needham for his MA CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS GRADUATE COLLECTION / ØYEBLIKK 2020 // ‘THE TEARRING’
Not all tears are created equal. We have at least 3 variations from basal tears that are the ones in our eyes all the time, Emotional tears that we have from triggered emotional responses such as love, joy and sadness & lastly the reflex tears from the wind and environment. With all these chemically different from each other with emotional tears changing structures with each emotion
Using my knowledge of sweat crystilsation me and Matthew worked together collecting his tears to make this piece for his collection. we have able to capture an emotion beyond an ordinary experience. Showing the beauty of how our bodies respond to our current environment, Yet also captures a single moment from different points in individuals lives. The design was sculpted by myself and transformed in silver by the extraordinary jeweller Terry Paul.
Photographer James Stopforth
Collection: Matthew Needham