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 See’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.
The Sheep stands 2.5 metres high, allowing visitors to get up close and personal and walk underneath!
About the artist
Pamela Mei-Leng See was born in Brisbane to Chinese Malaysian parents who migrated to Australia in 1976. She completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Queensland College of Art in 1999 and has held many exhibitions of her work in Brisbane, regional Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne and in Beijing, China.
About the zodiac animal
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 Lunar Lanterns will be lit from dusk each evening, but are just as impressive by day.
Friday 1 February to Sunday 10 February 2019