Olfactory Time Capsules
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