Maki Ueda researches the scents and sense of smell. The challenge she sets herself is to use scents and smell as an artistic medium. In the exhibition context Maki creates spatial expressions with scent. She holds workshops on extracting scents from a range of materials: from food to cloth, flowers to ink. Maki develops unique “perfumes” with her extracts, designed to be smelled in themselves rather than just worn. Maki uses basic chemistry and cooking techniques in her mini-scent laboratory.