Radical Botany, which opens on February 15, will show the works of contemporary artists alongside paintings by the Eden Project Florilegium Society.

The artwork Resurrecting the Sublime is an immersive installation that allows visitors to smell and see Hibiscadelphus wilderianus Rock, a flower once indigenous to ancient lava fields on the southern slopes in Maui, Hawaii.

Using tissue samples from a dried specimen from the Harvard University Herbarium, the artists have recreated its scent, allowing people to experience it more than 100 years after it disappeared. This state-of-the-art piece will be presented as a box suspended from the ceiling, encouraging visitors to step under it to smell the scent of the extinct flower.

Source: Experience a scent from an extinct Hawaiian flower at Eden Project | News | The Cornish Times

Random sensory quotes

Our brain is mapping the world. Often that map is distorted, but it’s a map with constant immediate sensory input.

— E. O. Wilson