Art | 2020
An asphalt water feature, warmed from the interior, is surrounded by smooth terrazzo seating to create a conceptual artwork that mimics the scent of aerosols produced after a light rainfall.

Geosmin, the organic compound with a distinct earthy flavor and aroma that is detectable by humans at as low as 5 parts per trillion, is slowly released into the water feature to create the scent that is widely known as 'petrichor'.

Researchers believe humans appreciate this scent to such a degree because our ancestors may have relied upon it to find water. By utilizing this primal response and repositioning the scent within a modern form, the work invokes a wholly unexpected moment.

Asphalt | Stainless Steel | LED | Water