In this project I tried to bring the essence of the recent transformation of Lent, from an horticultural village to a suburb of Nijmegen, in an artistic metaphor by collecting flowers from the gardens of local inhabitants and using them to make perfumes. In total I produced 50 different herbal and flower fragrances that were used to compose 16 perfumes. The flowers were collected from 16 different locations in Lent/Nijmegen where horticultural companies used to be.
The title of the work Parfumatorium derives from the Latin perfumare, meaning "to smoke through" and 'observatorium'. The sculpture serves as a place for contemplation (for the end of the horticultural tradition) and observation.
The form of the sculpture also serves as a window to observe the landscape behind which will be reshaped in the following years.
3m x 2m x 50cm

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