A series of olfactory time capsules created to preserve landscapes that might be altered by climate change and sea level rise.
Vials, perfumers alcohol, various site-specific plants and organic matter, 2020.
Foraged edible smells from the Hudson Valley, a place, like any other, that will be altered by shifting hardiness zones. That is: plants will move north as the climate warms, and may not be found in the same places in the future.
Scent vials from threatened by sea level rise:
Dead Horse Bay, Red Hook, and The Rockaways
These scents are meant to be olfactory archives, preserved in a hypothetical "smell bank" buried deep in the Scottish sea, similar to the Svalbard seed bank and undersea data cores.
Troy, NY + NYC