This work is from Amy Friend’s series Tiny tears fill an ocean. Friend amassed photographs of bodies of water taken over a 20-year period. The prints were immersed in sea water and left until the water evaporated leaving traves of salt crystals on the surface. The images are rephotographed due to the fragile nature and printed. The mineral deposits sometimes remain visible in crystalline form, or visually flatten into billows of obscuring white. Friend thought about our bodies – made of water and salt, the seas too comprise the elements – as do our tears.