What we end up with is a blurry picture of the past, a false yet powerful memory. But experiencing this creates an emotional, physical connection with the natural world. It is that sense of awe and terror and nature’s fragility in the face of human devastation. Each lost species has a knock-on effect on the pollinators it provides for, affecting the species that rely on those pollinators, affecting habitats, and step by step, contributing to climate breakdown. These plants may seem lost and insignificant, but their loss is significant.
— Artist Daisy Ginsberg, on why she worked with scent researcher and artist Sissel Tolaas and biotech company Ginkgo Bioworks to develop scented art installations based on extinct flowers. Read more in ‘Guerilla’ Artist Daisy Ginsberg Re-creates Scent of Extinct Flowers at Scientific American. You can also find more details, images and videos at Ginsberg's website.