Claudia De Vos
Olfactory artist | Scent psychologist
After receiving my masters degree at the University of the Arts Utrecht in '89 (HKU) I have been working as an artist. Through the years I have developed an interest in the senses and – more specific – the olfactory sense: scents, odors, aromas.
In order to establish a firmer knowledge base concerning the functioning and effects of scents I followed a professional study on naturopathic aromatherapy and the psychology and psychoanalytic ideas of C.G. Jung. My expertise in the years that followed has developed towards scent psychology.
Scent psychology is a combined knowledge that gives insight on the psychodynamics of aromatic plants and their odor. It contains knowledge on aromatic plants and essential oils, it’s chemical structures, traditional and modern use on the human body and mind, historical backgrounds and cultural habits.
For me this is a great challenge for research and an endless source of inspiration. I’d like to experience aromatic traditions first hand and stay on top of development on aroma science and scents, so I travel around.
As an Ambass’odor I share this knowledge
by creating Olfactory ART, scent projects , lectures and trainings
SCENTED MUSEUM TOURS | ARTPROJECTS
JAPAN MUSEUM |SIEBOLDHUIS LEIDEN
RIJKSMUSEUM VOOR OUDHEDEN LEIDEN
SINGER MUSEUM LAREN
CORPUS EXPERIENCE MUSEUM LEIDEN
museum for pathology and anatomy radboudumc
PINETUM BLIJDENSTEIN HILVERSUM (PERMANENT COLLECTION)
Castel groeneveld baarn
GALERIE SALON WEST AMSTERDAM
GSA GALLERY HILVERSUM
HAZART GALLERY SOEST
PALAIS DE CONGRESS GRASSE (FR)
Complete exhibition list on request
Aromatherapiekaarten | Aromatherapy cards |NL ISBN 9085080614 ('06) | DU ISBN 9789085080619 ('08)
To introduce people to aromatherapy and help them in their journey of personal development)
Currently I am working on a completely updated, English version : Aromindfulness cards.
You'll find the first examples from this series at OUR Nature (Online magazine by journalist Cathelijne Esser)
De geurtuin' | NL ISBN 978-90-820698-0-8 ('13) | ‘The fragrant garden’ , a book (in Dutch) for children)
The radio programm ‘HiHAHilarius en de Geurambassadeur’ (since 2016) for radio/TV channel RTV-NH.
On my media page you also can find the interviews I gave to various magazines.
Smell you later!
SOME PARTNERS AND USERS
UNIVERSITEIT VOOR HUMANISTIEK
'S HEEREN LOO