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Crying is an exocrine process, that is, a process in which a substance comes out of the body. Other exocrine processes, like exhaling, urinating, defecating and sweating, release toxic substances from the body. There’s every reason to think crying and sweating release chemicals that the body produces in response to stress. Most of the time we feel better after crying or sweating.

In most eastern cultures, men are taught not to express their emotions. Collecting the teardrops of men, dehydrating tears on petri dishes and photographing them under microscope led me to create these artworks. That proved to men that they can create those beautiful artworks by simply crying, expressing their emotions.

After sweating, thanks to the vaporous fluid, we can witness crystals in our bodies. These crystals are produced in response to our body after our emotional or physical activity. They are instinctive behaviours. We sometimes suppress this innate behaviour for many reasons.

Would that be possible to reduce the rate of stress-related illnesses by means of this relief; crying?

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Fernanda Klaus
Designer At Arbius