Las Caras del Chile / Pepper Faces

Earlier in 2013 I was featured in an exhibition about "Chili" by Bernardo Nuñez at the Mexican Embassy in San Francisco. They gave us some really spicy chili sauce and took pictures of our faces as things got hotter and hotter. In the words of the artist:

"I wanted to do something that involved the city of San Francisco in some way. When we think about pepper from a design perspective is really easy to perceive its color, shape, size, and even its flavor. But its a little hard to imagine the feeling that is generated when we eat this polemic ingredient. The facial expressions we do and don’t see when there is nothing else to do but let the burning that some of us love, go away"

Here is the full article that Bernardo wrote and some additional pictures.