Ink – Dina Mack




In this work from 2013, viewers noted associations with the smells and materials used in the vials in relationship to the paintings and exhibit space. Many thought that the contents of the vials had a “clinical” or “chemical” smell, although it was actually a earthy/floral mix. They associated the smell with a known visual relationship versus the actual scent. The other vial was filled with blue ink. Viewers assumed that blue ink was used in the paintings—due to the color and title of the piece; however, acrylic paint was the medium. This piece played with the concept of how individuals approach, consider, and discuss works of art as well as the establishment of viewer expectations.

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