The story of this pepper centers on form, shadow and exaggeration. The folds, crevices and creases of this piece were inspired by the real McCoy: I have grown habanero peppers in my vegetable garden and have carefully cooked with them for years. I was inspired by the individuality found in the garden; each pepper has its own identity and character. When summer heat is at its height, peppers ripen and the vegetable garden explodes with color, texture, and possibility.
Similarly, light and shadow dance across the undulations of this piece, imbuing it with life. It can be displayed on a substantial base to heighten the drama, but it also works well with no base at all. Vibrant red, zesty yellow, spirited orange – the hot painted colors of the habanero add just the right amount of spice to your space.
Cast resin, auto paint/clear coat, 18” x 18” x 20”
Cast resin, acrylic paint/clear coat, 18” x 18” x 20”
Black Champlain marble, cast bronze stem, 12” x 12” x 14”
Fiberglass, auto paint, 37” x 30” x 30”