Cave

2018
Scent experience
Newsprint, willow & coal hydrosol, willow buds were forced open through a process of misting them with the coal hydrosol daily.  
Ucross, WY

Coal formed billions of years ago, through the decay of ancient plant material, eventually rising from a sand bar in Coal Creek, WY. This material had not seen the light of day since the carboniferous period. To honor the ancient plants in its transformed state, a coal hydrosol was made using the water from the creek it was found in.  We live in a time where man’s relationship to natural world is continually shifting and effecting our natural resources. Lumps of this black substance transformed back into a water state through a steam distillation process, bring aspects of the carboniferous period back to life. To honor an ancient ecological period, viewers sat in the cave while being misted with the coal hydrosol.

CAVE INSTALLATION