DIY Incense Making Kit: Lavender Nights
Learn how to make natural incense at home with this kit by Hyungi Park. Incense in Asia was commonly used for rituals + fragrance— a precursor to perfume. Other uses included measuring time, repelling insects, + as a preservative for medicine.
Hyungi Park is a Korean American artist born in Bryan, TX and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. Park obtained her BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
Her works recreate seemingly traditional rituals into fictionalized ceremonies with new age health trends and consecrating them. Her practice involves incense, historically used to measure time, as markers to reimagine new time structures for certain gestures. Her recent installation and digital works evolve from performances, attempting to replicate the visceral, and immortalizing it.
Hyungi currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA as tattooer, incense maker, bookbinder, designer, and runs BABOSHOP, a multi use space and studio.
To learn more about incense, check out this New York Times article featuring Hyungi Park: