High Planes Scent Map

2018
Hydrosol Collection
Ucross, WY

The terrain of the high plains in Ucross Wyoming was explored on foot. Hydrosols were made from wild foraged sagebrush, ponderosa pine, alfalfa, sheep wool, horse hair, clinker rock, clay and coal. Viewers experienced the map of scents arranged on a table in an order that corresponded to energy systems in the body and simultaneously, the layers of the landscape.  Beginning with sagebrush, a plant that grows under the big sky and has properties that can connects us to a feeling of weightlessness to the last scent, coal, extracted from deep below the earth’s surface, making links to ideas of rooting our feet to the ground.