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June Artists-in-Residence: Michael Horse and Kim Shuck

June 3—What is that smell?

No fewer than 4 people came into the gallery today with a pressing interest in the smell that our presence here is creating. In fact, the building guy came by to see what the smell was. A primer: really good hides are generally smoked. Both Michael and I are working on hide. He is working on a buffalo skin, I am beading on deerskin. My skins are smoked. Smoke smell is one that I don't even really notice anymore,  but if anyone ever comes up with a perfume oil called "Wow that  traditional dancer is hot looking" it will have sage and sweetgrass notes with a finish of smoked hide.

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