All The Perfumes of Arabia

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Artist's Statement —

A series of nine variations chiefly based on "First derivative of Phi/Julia" and grouped under the original title of "La ronde des parfums", the common formal element being a magic vial.

The idea of this theme started when fiddling with an image which for some unknown reason reminded me of a popular market in Istanbul (the so-called Egyptian market) specializing in the sale of spices and where visitors marvel at the incredible variety of smells and perfumes. Hence this magic vial containing all possible perfumes (vanilla, bergamot,...), each of them exhaled in turn creating its own special environment.

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