This work draws on that of photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher who beautifully examined human tears under the microscope, and through this exposed some of the poetry of our inner life. Here instead, I chose to exam other bodily fluids (with one obvious omission at the moment!), namely saliva and urine. Though these samples are more mundane than tears, and generally have more unpleasant connotations, both are nevertheless vital and intimate signatures of our hidden biology and health.
When these fluids are separated from the body and their molecules stilled, like tears, they form complex and crystalline forms, as if the water in the samples had some entropic quality, that once removed allows life’s molecules to default to beautiful order.