I love the way that an old song can evoke a specific memory from years back and how a smell can remind us of an event from our childhood.
Our 5 senses act as a trigger to return us to the past. It can catch us unaware at times when a song will come on the radio and we are transported back to that time and place where the memory lives.
We allow ourselves a melancholic moment, maybe wipe a tear from our eye, before we get on with the rest of the day.
At other times we can trigger a nostalgic memory from a taste or smell experienced from childhood.
As an artist my work explores the theme of Identity, Memory and Place. I love old buildings and how they have a story to tell of what has gone before.
This interest in emotional responses to memory has led me to qualify as an Emotional Aromatherapy Adviser this year. I realised how important it is for our physical health that we look at our emotional & mental health and how integral it is to our overall good health & well-being.
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