BPAL Announces Scents Based On Preschool Artwork


From the Press release:

Arkham, MA (March 15, 2013) – On view from April 1 through June 2013’s Full Moon, at Pickman Gallery, Arkham, MA: A Tremulous Song, the Miskatonic Valley Through a Child’s Eyes.

As part of a county-wide effort to promote and support Miskatonic Valley early education programs, the Pickman Gallery will be displaying artwork created by Hangman’s Brook Family Center student, Lilith Barrial.

A public reception with Pickman Gallery staff and the faculty and students of Hangman’s Brook Family Center will be held at Pickman Gallery on March 31, 2013, from midnight until 3am. No RSVP required. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches generously provided by the Arkham Asylum Rehabilitation and Reassimilation Project.

As part of the newest BPAL update, scents will be released based on the Tremulous Song series and proceeds will be donated to First Book, an organization that distributes books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada.

Each of the scents is listed with the artwork that inspired it, the medium, the artist explanation and a scent description. For example, CYKRANOSH (photo above) is done in “Construction paper and glue, 2013”, is described as My Saturn has all the rings & a scent description of “Sour gummi bears, cherry cordial, and apricot preserves”.

Check out more artworks and associated scents after the break.


Chalk on chalkboard, 2012
This is my daddy. Sometimes he has a mustache, sometimes he doesn’t.

Black tea and a sweet lilac fougere with a dash of red licorice.


Wipe-off marker on white board, 2012
This is [REDACTED]. He is a really, really, REALLY mean dragon. The meanest and greediest. He took the treasure with the gold.
Now he’s cracking into fire.

Raw red ginger, pink pepper, red carnation, sweet clove, vetiver, heartwood cinnamon, and jasmine sambac.


Multimedia: sweet condensed milk and food coloring on craft paper, laminated, 2013
This is where I dance and play. And the sky and sun and grass and flowers.

Green grass, white clover, early spring ghost flowers, and wild bloodroot touched by a sweet morning breeze that carries a faint hint of faraway incense.

You can read the rest of the press release and view the entire collection here.


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