October will see me utilise this blog for documenting, describing and assessing my Orchard Square artist’s residency. We’re just over a week in and I feel as though I have began to assert my creative integrity within the space.
It has become clear that my audience doesn’t initially expect to have a perfume portrait made for them in situ when they enter the space. And as such, are not often able to afford the time necessary for me to complete one. That said, they do often fully engage with the perfumes on display as well as my unique approach and position within perfumery and contemporary art. Everyone seems to ‘get it’ instantly; Reaffirming my belief that perfume holds a viable and valuable position within contemporary art both as a means of communication and as a medium that can be utilised.
As we approach the final weeks of the residency it’s clear that, although footfall and overall attendance will not be huge, there is a gentle momentum that warrants repeat visits. So I am still optimistic and motivated going forward.