I am not sure whether this is a good idea or not, but it does make use of aromatherapy to bring people closer together. Scents have amazing impact on our moods, psyche and motivations. Do you ever notice how the alluring scent of coffee wafts out on the street from coffeee bars? Or fresh baked bread smells from bakeries? They lure us in. So why not the smell of an artist to bring you closer to her art... or not!
According to Cool News of the Day, Artist Martynka Wawrzyniak should be classified as a scent artist because her artwork is based on her body aromas. She got the idea to create her own scent after two previous works, one of which involved her getting doused with ketchup and the other with chocolate. She noticed that the aromas lingered on her body for days afterward. She was also intrigued by the smell of her newborn nephew's head, an aroma she says "is known for having an incredibly powerful effect on women." So, she contacted Donna McGregor, a chemistry professor at Hunter College, who figured out how to extract Martynka's aromas from her "sweat, tears and hair"and then used perfumers who stabilized the scents.
The result - a scent chamber for the exhibit. Martynka thinks this brings art to "the next level of intimacy," noting: "We reserve smelling each other's bodies for the most intimate human encounters." Or as, Donna McGregor observes: "It's not like you can close your eyes and not see the art. You have to breathe. And so you are forced to inhale a part of the artist."Of course if you don't like the smell, you can always do a bit of aromatherapy