Fascinating Images of Dried Teardrops

For his ongoing project “The Imaginarium of Tears,” Dutch artist Maurice Mikkers photographs microscopic prints created by dried teardrops collected from friends, family members and even complete strangers. Like fingerprints, each tear forms a completely unique crystalline pattern—subtle differences that Mikkers hopes to research further. His works will be on display in Kuwait City beginning 29 March. Head to Quartz to learn more about his process.