Single Pea

Material used: Spanish Alabaster

DEDICATION: A tribute to Gregor Mendel, to be installed at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, Sussex, England.

The ancient Greeks put great stock in the mathematical and symbolic perfection of the circle, but, except for viruses, perfect geometric forms are rare in living things. The pea is often portrayed as being an unblemished perfect circle, echoing our Greek cultural heritage. In fact, they are never perfect unblemished circles but organic forms with individual character.