I am an artist who works in Los Angeles.

I make things, like perfume, visual art, and written texts.

I am a member of The Institute for Art and Olfaction, where many brilliant people are working to erase a separation between the worlds of perfumery and fine art.

I find substantial pleasure working in the mostly unseen olfactive space. The medium is nevertheless hyper-challenging. Its intangibility and invisibility forces one to adapt their critical and creative faculties in ways that don’t often apply in other fine art mediums. For instance, while a painter can stop and assess her in-progress work for as long as she pleases, a perfumer must work against the temporal disappearance of her dispersed creation.

My perfumery objectives, like my visual work, are heavily influenced by art history and philosophy, how we create culture and how we create consciousness.

Much of my visual studio work uses ripped-up and dissected books for collage compositions. For me, the lines of words read as strokes of hard-edge paint. Largely abstract, they give viewers opportunities to rethink how we read the visual world, to gauge their unconscious by questioning how their eyes target certain words within a cacophonous mass, or to just enjoy a non-objective picture. Ultimately, art encourages pleasure and reconciliation.

After a break in studio life during a tour through academia, I now primarily work with perfumery. The reasons are many: some conceptual, some practical, but mostly sensual.

And importantly, I believe artists are the keystones in sustaining a healthy, creative economy and a truly democratic society.

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Thanks for visiting and please come back often.

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