Pedas Pedas

Year: 2006

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.

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