A SCENT STORY FROM THE ARTIST
Contemporary artist Laurie Anderson associates the smell of cigarette smoke with the feeling of melancholy, a form of sadness. You might have had a similar or wildly different reaction to the scent based on this smell.
Just like this smell elicited an emotional reaction in you and the artist, every day you encounter things that may challenge or affirm your experience in the world. When we acknowledge and accept everyone’s experiences as equally valid, our empathy can grow.
Becoming aware of our attachments is an important step toward seeing the world with greater clarity.
Visit another station to discover a different scent.
Have a story to share in response to a scent?
Leave it in the Scent Library located at the end of this gallery.