I have uploaded some new work for you to view and would love some feedback.
I would like to discuss the beauty of tears on women and the perceptions surrounding a women's tears in society. Some ideas I would like you to consider are the axiom above, 'A woman's tears are a fountain of craft' and also the images of young girls crying pearls as seen in fairytales like 'The Goose Girl' at the Well by the Brothers Grimm.
These stories seem to encourage the idea that tears are beautiful, valuable and seen as a gift, whereas tears being a fountain of craft implies deceit and manipulation.
Do you think the idea that women should cry more is a negative societal idea?
Do you think the beauty of tears is related to the emotions that give rise to tears?
Does the idea of the 'weaker sex' relate to crying being more common for women? Are tears a sign of weakness?
Do you believe crying is a sign of our humanity since it is believed animals do not cry to express emotion?
Do you ever feel exposed or vulnerable when you cry in front of someone else?
As a women or a man have you ever used your tears to get what you wanted? Do you think society encourages this?
Have you ever felt your tears were a security blanket?
Do you enjoy crying?
Please feel free to offer any ideas you have about the subjects or my Resin Tears neck piece.
Thank you to all who participate,