Olfaction (the sense of smell) is one of our most powerful, but least discussed, senses. In our Scent Stories series Aja Botanicals’ founder, Tilly Wood, invites people to talk to her about how they use scent in their lives to create ambience and influence their state of mind, as well as sharing what moments, memories, people and activities certain scents evoke for them.
In this episode of Scent Stories, Tilly Wood talks to the artist Chris Levine about using incense to get into the creative headspace, and to evoke the right ambience to capture his famous portrait series of Queen Elizabeth II. They also discuss the ability of scents to have an impact on energy and provide a sense of harmony.
Chris Levine is a contemporary artist who uses light to create works intended to ‘expand perception and guide the viewer to a meditative engagement with the present moment’. His portrait series of Queen Elizabeth II – Lightness of Being – is internationally renowned, and he has created immersive light installations at venues ranging from Radio City Hall in New York to Glastonbury music festival. He has been granted special access to the Unesco World Heritage Site Stonehenge in Southern England, and is creating a series of works that relate to the Earth energies and ley lines beneath this prehistoric monument; chrislevine.com