Radical Ecologies is a limited edition scent from the artwork series Somatic Drifts.
This intricately composed fragrance is a miniature olfactory ecology that moves from evolutionary beginnings to the post-human. The artist combines her own tears with earth, ocean, botanic and animalic elements creating a long lasting scent.
Comprising a unique compositional trajectory of wet, earthy, floral, animalic and oceanic scents, Radical Ecologies travels from a fleeting Matsutake top note, expands to a complex heart of Beeswax, Milk and Ambrette before the base blend of Seaweed, Ambergris and Musk reveals.
The original artwork premiered at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art interred in a ceramic urn and base (with black, soft touch glaze) as part of a concrete text epitaph (black vinyl on a black wall).
The edition is limited to thirty and comes as 30mls of pale green liquid, in special miron violet glass bottle, accompanied by a black rubber and glass dropper, a two-sided hand made card epitaph, in a symbolic presentation box setting, signed and editioned by the artist.
Radical Ecologies was designed as a distillation of concepts from an international body of work into human plant relationships and the female histories in botany crossing many years and continents.The artwork emerges from research into inter-species chemical and sensory signalling, and deeply personal observations of transgressions of the temporal body and mind, along with the grief and loss embedded within cycles of life and death.
*Radical Ecologies contains animal byproducts of beeswax and human tears
Available for purchase direct from the artist via form below.