[347] Tears in Rain

Completion Date: 05 September 2020
Medium: Paint & ink on acid-free mount-board
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches

“Tears in rain” is a 42-word monologue delivered by character Roy Batty (portrayed by Rutger Hauer) in the 1982 Ridley Scott-directed film Blade Runner. Written by David Peoples and altered by Hauer from the scripted lines the night before filming, the monologue is frequently quoted; critic Mark Rowlands described it as “perhaps the most moving death soliloquy in cinematic history”.

All components are painted on acid-free mountboard, and then glued onto acid-free mountboard. Two coats of matte acrylic varnish are then applied.