[Miriam] Langer and her collaborator, Saskia Wilson-Brown, created That Old Witch (2019) as a sensory experience. Six of seven wooden boxes contain scents connected to the lore surrounding the figure of the archetypal Russian crone, including the scent of a Russian forest and of Baba Yaga herself. Each box was inspired by the traditional folk art form of painted lacquered boxes, which connect to Russian folklore and legend. Each scent was developed from formulas created by Wilson-Brown, the founder of the Institute for Art and Olfaction in Los Angeles and a visiting lecturer at London’s Royal College of Art.
— Currents 826 in Santa Fe is now exhibiting Winter Tales, including the "retelling of a classic winter witch tale through smell" described above. Read more in Art that comes in from the cold: "Winter Tales" at Pasatiempo.