By Kumari Nahappan
Material : Bronze
Location : National Museum of Singapore, Fort Canning Entrance (Level 2 Exit)
Duration : Permanent
Collection : National Museum of Singapore
Known for her iconic public sculptures, Kumari Nahappan works with playful themes such as food and nature. In this commission by the National Museum, the artist represents a common local ingredient: chilli. This chilli stands at almost four-metres tall! Its monumental size reflects the artist’s view that chillies store abundant vitality despite their modest size. The same can also be said of Singapore and our prolific achievements. The artist used chilli as her inspiration as many Asian cultures incorporate it in their cuisines in different ways, reflecting Singapore’s multicultural landscape.