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A community-based, research residency exploring connections between our sense of smell and place using a process called enfleurage. Enfleurage uses animal fat or vegetable oils to extract fragrances or essential oils from botanical (or other) materials. A series of community walks and workshops in collaboration with herbalist and botanist Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed (Edible and Medicinal Plants of Calgary) and Aromatherapist Deanna Russell (Nature Notes) exploring connections to smell and place guided by the question: what oils are essential to Alberta?

Photos: Bryce Krynski

This research was made possible through Open AiR, a twelve-week residency with The City of Calgary's Public Art program (2016).