El Chiloso, 2014
Acrylic, metal flake, repurposed aluminum
40 x 18 x 16 in.
A giant chili pepper sitting on a hub cap and painted with car paint is highly reminiscent of Latino car culture. Also, the giant “brown” phallic symbol mimics macho Latino men who profess that they are “muy chiloso” (really hot). The image presents a sexist and feminist statement simultaneously.