Sense Of Scent Collaboration

About The Project

One of the biggest challenges in making perfume is making it "visible" in this digital world we are all living in. We have come up with the creative idea of how to make our fragrances more tangible by collaborating with local Hudson Valley, NY artists. We have asked our select artists to interpret some of our fragrances using their creative mediums to bring the fragrance to life through another art form. We wanted them to explore their olfactive memory through our scents and use them as inspiration for their own beautiful works of art.

Director: Joyce Lanigan, CEO & Co-Founder of Raw Spirit Fragrances
Editor: Devon Wood


Follow along to see how this project evolves and stay tuned for the reveal of the completed art works!

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Meet Our Collaborating Artists

Devon Wood

Devon is a photographer, filmmaker, and content creator based in the Hudson Valley, he began making comedy skits and other short form content with his cell phone on instagram over 10 years ago. In 2019, he purchased his first mirrorless camera in order to make YouTube videos with it. From then on, Devon fell in love with cameras and has since delved further into photography and filmmaking as not only a passion, but a career as well. Devon loves all things outdoors and am passionate about community and networking.

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Joe Chris

Joe Chris
Joe Chris is a composer from Nanuet, NY. He graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, majoring in Film Scoring with a minor in Interactive Music Systems for Video Games. He is a tech-oriented individual who sees himself as a "musical hacker" and strives to incorporate cutting edge technology into his workflow to provide unique sonic thumbprints to each of his projects. 

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Anna-Stesia Saunders

Anna-Stesia Saunders
Anna-Stesia is a hybrid artist from Kingston, NY who’s passionate about providing an experience for herself and audience through a variety of senses.
Life is a story to her in all ways. She loves capturing it through videography, free-styling, cooking or even constructing instrumentals.
Anna-Stesia has always approached her art with a childlike mentality…free, fun and unpredictable. It’s been her way of communicating since she was a kid. Being the youngest sibling of 5, she had to be creative to get through to everyone.

Lisa D'Amico

Lisa D'Amico

 “Every new painting is a deep breath. A new beginning to tell a story using color and creativity."
 Lisa D’Amico is a Hudson Valley artist and curator who dedicates her life and career to the arts. Lisa is ivy league educated, the creator of the annual small works exhibit, Inside Small and the founder of The Bluefield Artists and the Rockland Arts Festival.
 Translating and provoking emotions are the primary focuses of Lisa's artwork. She strives to reproduce the varied facets of feelings by exploring color and composition and the struggles that occur between them.
 Lisa’s creative process usually begins with a series of sketches, which serve as her inspirational catalyst. Her techniques for the actual artwork often involve building up areas with applications of many layers of paint, compounds and resin to achieve vibrant color effects and multitudes of texture. 
 Lisa exhibits her artwork nationally and internationally continues to curate art shows, both virtually and in person. 

Christina Brady, Maker/Artist

 From fiber to wax.  Christina Brady, born in 1968, lives in Saugerties, New York on her farm with furry, and non-furry family all around her.  She has always been a creative.  In 1993 she announced to her mother that she finally knew what she was going to do with her life.  “i am going to make things and sell them.” And that, was that.  Christina created her first art business called Chris de-Signs.  She hand painted scarves and shawls and sold them all over the US.  In 1999 she met the love of her life, got married and raised 4 children.  All the while being called to create, and encourage others to create around her.  The urge to help others create became so important to her she opened a brick and mortar called Fiberflame in 2010. This was a place anyone, of any age could come and make art of all types.  In 2019, her children mostly grown, she closed the business to finally go into her own studio and make art for herself.  She calls her art studio SPIRIT KEEPER Studio.  This is where you can find her most days.  Christina paints and creates mixed media collages with wax, also called encaustic.  She layers hand dyed and painted papers to build worlds that hold the spirit of love, and acceptance.  These “places” she creates fill her heart with hope for humanity.  She references rainbows and clouds, flowers and stones, water, earth and dwellings.  Everyday she works with the universe to find connectedness to the world around her.  She harnesses the energy, and her work reflects those found connections

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 Alan M. Jacobson, M.D.

Alan Jacobson

For the past thirty-five years, Alan's artistic interest has been drawn to representations of imagined people, landscapes, and abstractions rendered with wood and paint. He creates to release images that his mind collects in the course of his daily life and to encourage reactions in the viewer. This work reflects his introspective nature and his other roles of psychotherapist and neuro-scientist. As a scientist, he uses advanced imaging techniques to study the effects of metabolism on the functioning and structure of the brain. His studies of Religion and my exposure to Eastern Religions through his travels to Japan, India and China add an important dimension to his art. He has been especially influenced by Japanese and Chinese scroll paintings and the sculpted figures of Magdalena Abakanowicz.

He often supports and surrounds his paintings with lumber, metal strapping, clamps, cardboard and other common building materials to provide a holding environment and contrasting structural environment to encourage an added dialogue with the visual images that come out in the process. These packages are central to the meaning of each piece and are therefore selected specifically to reflect the impulse behind the work being presented.

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 Anna Mayta

Anna Mayta

Anna Mayta grew up in Chile as a dance improviser, choreographer, educator and dance artist. She graduated from Empire State College in June 2001 with a BA in Dance in Education. In November 2008, she received a certificate to teach yoga from Svyasa Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore, India. In 2006, she was awarded a dissemination award from the Dutchess County Arts Council in Poughkeepsie, New York. In October 2020 she was accepted to Bethany Arts Center residency in Ossining NY. Where she choreographed a solo dance inspired by the idea that men and women are equal. In 2022 she was awarded a grant from CREATE to choreograph a piece about the stories of the Latinx community in Hudson NY dealing with linguistic prejudice Ms. Mayta teaches the Spanish language through movement in addition to fusion dance, which centers on the incorporation of African, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Chilean, Modern and Latin dance styles. Anna Mayta has performed at Dixon place and Spoke the Hub in NYC, in Bangalore India, Boston MA, Maine and around the Hudson Valley. She has collaborated with artists such as Gigi Oppenheimer, Maiko Hata, Joan Belmar and Elena Mosley. She has choreographed for the D’amby Project, SolesBare Dance Collective, and The National Ballet of Zimbabwe. Currently, Ms. Mayta directs her dance company, Mayta Fusion Dance Company, which is located in Hudson NY. She teaches, choreographs, and performs throughout the Hudson Valley area.

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