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Smell of Winter

2014
Varying edition of 10
Archival inkjet text & photography on Dobbin Mill papers Perfume by MCMC Fragrances, an artisanal perfumerie in Brooklyn.

1-Smell-of-Winter-copy
2-in-case
3-Smell-of-Winter
4-Smell-of-Winter-copy
5-Smell-of-Winter---perfume-vial
1-Smell-of-Winter-copy2-in-case3-Smell-of-Winter4-Smell-of-Winter-copy5-Smell-of-Winter---perfume-vial

Color, texture and layering, along with scent & sound, are all utilized here to evoke the feel of the ‘smell of winter’. A vial of Snow perfume, is included in the clamshell, designed & produced in a limited edition of 12 spray vials especially for this book.
Nestled on the translucent pages with embedded silk are tiny slats of paper with the chemical names used in the perfume.  These words become an absurdist sound poem; simultaneously, the abstract imagery becomes suggestive of enlargements of microscopy.
The central signature depicts images of shadows made on the snow & ice on a visit to Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, Salt Lake, Utah, along with the handwritten recipe for the perfume.
On the final page, a narrow paper strip is tipped on, with a text by the artist, I mentioned the North Pole.