Joe Mangrum’s sand art

“To date I’ve made over 700 sand paintings in New York City as well as in other cities like Chicago, Miami, Detroit, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco,San Cristobal de las Casas. Its a process of pouring colored sand through my hands for 6-8 hours on average.”

According to a recent interview, Joe sees more in his art than you may think initially:

“Each grain really represents a being or living thing, you know? Metaphorically, then you’ve got billions of living things and they’re all working together to create something beautiful.”

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When you are crying…

This photo series by Rose-Lynn Fisher captures tears of grief, joy, laughter and irritation under the microscope.

The tears from your eyes aren’t just water. They’re primarily made up of water, salts, antibodies and lysozymes, but the composition depends on the type of tear. There are three main types – basal tears, reflex tears, and weeping tears.

As you can see, they can look incredibly different when evaporated and placed under a microscope.

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Images by Rose-Lynn Fisher, via the Smithsonian Magazine and ScienceAlert.


Vocabulary :

tears : when you are sad and you cry, tears come out of your eyes.
grief : strong sadness