BRATTLEBORO MUSEUM & ART CENTER
Robert DuGrenier's fragrant hand-blown glass flowers were part of the group show "Glass in All Senses", curated by Jennifer Scanlan.
A wall of handblown flowers let visitors smell the art, as each contains a fragrance important to the artist. Large flowers of varying sizes and color combinations emit fragrances chosen by the artist based on personal memories. A designer of fragrance bottles for over three decades, Robert “selected fragrances here that suggest to him memories of childhood summers at the beach, walking through lavender fields in the south of France, perfumes that loved ones have worn, and the myriad aromas of a wildflower garden in Vermont.”