Thursday, September 1, 2011

hanging around to be smelled


I smelled her

awake from a dream with this phrase,
love the play on the verb, for smelled
moves in both directions
he smelled her, his nose going into the skin, and,
the smell came in from a distance, to be smelled.

Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto adds scents of spices
within his suspended, sculpted shapes.
His installations fill space and invite interaction as
viewers are sniffers as well as touchers.

at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome click here and here

at the Armory New York City click here and here for slides