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Perfume as Practice

What is Perfume as Practice?

Perfume as Practice uses perfume as a mode of communication and, specifically, as a platform for portrait making. A perfume portrait is achieved by asking artists the question ‘Why do you make art?’ Then, through an established method of intuition and investigation, I combine relevant and meaningful fragrance oils in order to create a perfume that captures the essence of who each artist is.

These perfume portraits are exhibited just like any conventional means of portraiture. The aim is to extend our knowledge of what scent can be highlights the capacity scent has for communication that reaches beyond our preconceptions.

I am also looking to develop new strands of Perfume as Practice removed from the idea of representing artists. This has included linking scent to religion, revealing scent’s capacity for narrative and metaphor and combining scent with poetry.

Perfume as Practice Events & Exhibitions

Perfume as Practice has been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions. I aim to hold 2 solo shows a year under the guise of Spring/Summer (SS) and Autumn/Winter (AW) collections. I also hold perfume making workshops nationally.

I am always looking to hold further ‘Perfume as Practice’ exhibitions, events and workshops in order to expand my reach and expose new audiences to the possibilities of fragrance.

Click or tap below for further details of each of my Perfume as Practice solo shows (opens in new tab).

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