Join me and the mastery of Jennifer Butler this Sunday, August 7th for an extraordinary community event revolving on the theme of the Summer essence. SCENTI will give a presentation and unveil my newest fragrance. The starting point was the essence of summer with melodies evoking the divine feminine. I’ve weaved fine threads of jasmine… Continue reading Summer Essence Event and NEW pure fume!
“O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives.” ~ Jim Morrison Sunday there is an opening for Greg’s art works at our local organic cafe. Along with the display of fantastical visions I will be there with botanical perfumes and “The Season of Us” will… Continue reading Pictures, Perfumes & Acoustics, Oh My!
“Art arises when the secret vision of the artistand the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.” – Kahlil Gibran My muse and partner, visionary artist Greg Spalenka, speaks of three main components of great art. This trinity applies to all the arts within the sensory realm, from the spectrum of the visual, auditory,… Continue reading Components of Great Art
“What would happen if there were a glad acceptance of the sensuous in all forms? If we could rediscover our hands, eyes and ears, our tongues and noses, and then enjoy them without embarrassment.”– Ben Thompson Image at left ©Greg Spalenka www.spalenka.com
We just received a little booklet in the mail from Art Center College of Design for a new show titled “In the Dermisphere” opening Friday, October 12, 2007 / 6-10pm. The exhibition focuses on the skin as an outer covering referred to as the dermisphere. The show will display works in a variety of mediums… Continue reading Dermisphere
“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.” ~ Helen Keller The sense of smell has been critical to the survival of human beings. Early in our evolution, when we were on all fours, our smell sense was vital to our survival. As we… Continue reading Canada: Sensorium, Scent
There are almost 10,000 taste buds located in our mouths, which can distinguish five different types of flavors: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and unami. We are all familiar with the tastes of sweet, salty, sour and bitter, but, what is unami? Unami receptors pick up the taste of glutanic acid salts such as MSG.The sense… Continue reading Canada: Sensorium, Taste
In the northern realms of America the sense we tend to rely on the most is our sense of sight. Of all the senses in our collective cultural sensorium “vision” is used to assess and determine situations. Looking back in history it was the modern printing press, introduced in 1440 by the German Johann Gutenberg… Continue reading Canada: Sensorium, Sight
The next few posts will delve into my sensorial experiences in British Colmbia over the last few weeks. This tour will take place through the five senses.
Greetings from Vancouver, Canada, a city of tall, glass towers mimicked by tall green trees. It is quite a beautiful, metropolitan city along the North rim of the Pacific Ocean with dense wilderness. My first impression, looking down from the tiny window on the airplane, was GREEN. Quite a contrast to the Santa Monica Mountains… Continue reading Canada