5 Windows, Pepper Option
5 Windows, Pepper Option
This piece is made for pepper lovers! Each window showcases a different pepper, all of which I grow in my own garden or find at the local farmer’s market. The variety of shapes, colours and sizes of peppers seems almost limitless! Here I have chosen green jalapeños, red fresnos, tiny Thai bird chilis, mini golden bell peppers and several varieties of long red peppers.
I slice each one carefully in order to retain the elegant stems and golden seeds that add warmth and texture to the piece.
This piece is individually handcrafted from preserved pepper slices that I create using organic peppers grown in my home garden. I have chosen yellow mini bell, red fresco, green jaIapeno, mini Thai chilli and various long red peppers to create this vivid pepper collage. The slices are carefully enhanced by hand to retain their vibrant colours for years to come. They are mounted on a textured, cream coloured background, double matted, and framed in a simple elegant black frame under glass. This piece can hang vertically of horizontally. Please choose from the options below to specify the orientation you want.
As is the nature of botanicals, no two are ever exactly alike and your piece will vary slightly from the one pictured.
Medium: pressed, preserved organic vegetable cross-sections
Dimensions: 12" x 22” x 7/8”
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About the Artist
I am a botanical artist who has developed my own unique style. Utilizing the vegetables, herbs and flowers cultivated from my cottage garden, I create a collection of show stopping wall hangings. Throughout my 30 plus years of practice, I have developed a range of drying, pressing and casting techniques for capturing the beauty of my homegrown plants in my art.
My work uses delicate cross sections that I create by using a razor to cut through the centre of each vegetable, preserving the roots, stems and seeds. I have spent years developing a process for pressing and drying these perfect cross sections and retaining their integrity. My finished works capture the vivid colours, varied textures and delicate inner details of each vegetable.
As an artisan I aim to draw the viewer in, and surprise them as they look more closely into the intricate beauty of each piece. My work has been showcased and highlighted in juried artisan shows across Canada since I started my craft. I have also exhibited in local boutiques, shops and art galleries. I currently reside, cultivate and create in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.