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Perfume Portrait #121 – Andrea Freeman

Andrea Freeman 50ml EDT

Head – Lemongrass, spearmint

Heart – Juniper berry, black pepper

Body – Rosewood, amber

Description –  Through intense mints and amber his fragrance references ‘Horme’ – a Greek spirit representing impulsive activity – while adhering to an authentic woody fragrance design.

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Of her photograph Past Present, Future, Freeman states: ‘Travelling in a plane or train or car, I feel stationary in the present, even though I am moving, whilst the world passes by me, sometimes fast, sometimes slowly. My destination, the future is unknowable, obscured, whilst the past is reflected in the wing mirror. Past, present and future, time and space confusion – as a voyage.’

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


Brexit and the UK Artist

Like many, I have spent the majority of today coming to terms with Britain’s departure from the European Union and the divisions it has imposed both nationally and internationally. I have harboured feelings of shock, anger and sadness regarding what it means for the humble UK based contemporary artist but, although the dust is far from settled, I am now beginning to feel more reflective.

Funding and freedom of movement may become rather compromised over the upcoming years but art has a vigorous ability to adapt, be flexible and survive. And in the light of such limitations us UK artists must lead by example and unite – providing supportive platforms for each other as a progressive alternative to the divided nation that stands before us.  Art often illuminates alternative realities and, through the spirit of community and support from each other we artists could become pioneers of our future.