Essential Oils for Alberta
A project developed for Open AiR (2016) a twelve-week residency with The City of Calgary's Public Art program exploring connections to health, natural resources, and place through enfleurage.
Enfleurage uses animal fat or vegetable oils to extract fragrances or essential oils from botanical materials. A series of public walks and workshops were developed in collaboration with herbalist and botanist Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed of Edible and Medicinal Plants of Calgary and Aromatherapist Deanna Russell. The images below present the enfleurage process, workshops, and walks including Weed Notice!, a walk discovering the weeds of Downtown West, Calgary. Photos: Bryce Krynski