Through it all I was taking perfume classes, reading olfactory books on aroma, making horrible perfumes, learning from my mistakes, falling in love with gorgeous natural fragrances, and exploring the olfactory arts. I was dedicated to improving my skills and it has taken many years to be where I am today. My work is a gift and I love sharing it through workshops and bottles of aroma.
So it's been awhile since I created an artwork outside of my perfumes. All this blending is informing my art making process and leaving me questioning. What would my installation look like? How would I share an aroma outside of a bottle? Is it possible to investigate the perfumer's process through installation? In all of this working and questioning I am fascinated with the fecal animal essences, which have been around for ages. So, when the opportunity arose for me to install art in a gallery bathroom, I jumped at the chance, because perhaps, just perhaps, the evolution of the scent will include your input. Join me this Saturday March 28th in Chicago's Slow gallery, in the Loo to sniff Pure Fume, my olfactory installation.