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Perfume Portrait #123 – Liz Griffiths

Liz Griffiths 50ml EDT

Head – Peppermint, Bitter orange

Heart – Spike lavender

Body –  Chamomile

Description – Formulated to release your throat charka; this light, fresh fragrance describes how creative action acts as a voice.

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Griffith’s drawing, Untitled, was made on a bus journey, allowing the motion of the bus to guide the pen; it is part of a larger series made mostly in London, this one was made in Cornwall. Using this process, Griffiths is exploring ideas of authorship.

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Griffiths’s work and corresponding perfume portrait were exhibited at Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, in October 2019.


Perfume Portrait #118 – Agatha Smith

Agatha Smith 50ml EDT

Head – Mandarin

Heart –  Rose, Clove

Body –  Ylang Ylang, Cumin seed

Description –  At first glance this fragrance references a traditional, deliberate floral design. However, hints of spice add personality and exploration that allow it to break its own monotony.

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177 Woolwich to Peckham is the first piece from Smith’s Pocket Drawing series. Her most recent work is focused around the realisation that everyone in the world is living a life just as complex as our own, populated by their own repetitive, chaotic routines and inevitable daily journeys.

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Smith’s work and corresponding perfume portrait were exhibited at Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, in October 2019.


Here and Now

I have been invited to submit small scale works for Here and Now – an exhibition at ASC Studios, London- later this month. The exhibition has given me further opportunity to acquaint myself with cartography and, particularly, the capacity cartography has for symbolism and hidden language:

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I present to the exhibition two postcards, each depicting and exaggerating our collective relationships with travel, experiences and sense of place. These postcards harness the notion of a phantom map (i.e a map that depicts a fictitious geographical space) and as such, use the language of drawing to highlight the enrichment gained from travel.

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Here and Now will be showing at ASC Studios, London, from 18th – 25th July. The Opening Evening is on the 18th July from 6-8pm. All welcome!