The title ‘Electric Sheep’ is in reference to the Philip K Dick science fiction novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”.
The style of Pamela Lee’s design is in homage to the tradition of applying papercut designs to lanterns that commenced during the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
The sheep has rounded horns that are both consistent with the “Year of the Ram” and the favoured breed of sheep in Australia: The Merino.
Although the maquette contains only one sheep and one cloud, it is possible for the design to feature multiples of these elements. Ideally, the sheep would be positioned getting ready to jump over the clouds+-.
The zodiac symbol of the Sheep can be characterised as tasteful, warm and intuitive. The sensitive Sheep offers a quiet life of creativity and compassion.
The Sheep stands 2.5 metres high, allowing visitors to get up close and personal and walk underneath!
Explore the 13 Lunar Lanterns at Circular Quay during the Sydney Lunar Festival.
The Lunar Lanterns will be lit from dusk each evening, but are just as impressive by day.
Friday 1 February to Sunday 10 February 2019