julia mejnertsen

Petrichor (the smell of rain)

Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɪkɔːr/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. Some scientists believe that humans appreciate the rain scent because ancestors may have relied on rainy weather for survival.

My mother once said in a nationally broadcasted documentary that hunting your first animal feels the same as giving birth to your first child. My mother is a hunter. Petrichor is not a project about hunting as such. I mean yes, it’s the frame of the whole thing, but what interests me is the cycle of life and death. As her daughter I’m trying to come to terms with and accept the complexity of the heritage I’m left with.

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