Ars Anni

ARS ANNI (or “art of the year”) is a seasonal exercise in synesthesia, translating the unique sensory qualities of certain classical artworks into fragrance. More added every month in 2024!

January 2024 Art Series: Maybe January Light
Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.

– Pablo Neruda

February Art Series: Have I not Reason to Lament?
I heard a thousand blended notes,
While in a grove I sate reclined,
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

– Wordsworth

March Art Collection: The Wind Blows Cold
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
― Charles Dickens

April Art: A Moment of Joy
April is a moment of joy for those who have survived the winter.
– Samuel Johnson

Mayday Art: She Comes With Footsteps Light
What potent blood hath modest May.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson