Phytoncides and Me

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‘When I was small, my Dad and I would walk together. We usually walked in silence and we mapped our progress in distance and time; independent of each other but connected by place and process. I don’t remember when the practice of walking or the smell of leaf litter became central to my art practice. From a scientific perspective, decomposing leaves improve soil, adding carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and other inorganic compounds as well as helping to maintain moisture and temperature at ground level. However these visual, audible and aromatic stimuli also send out messages to our brains; neurons firing off electrical impulses and telling us that we can breathe, feel safe, relax…’

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