The physical allure of the snake is explored in its sinuous form.
Inspired by the traditional art of Chinese kite-making, this golden snake flies above the public, representing prosperity and wealth. The artists have also featured the Chinese happiness symbols in the eyes as a symbol of good fortune for the coming year.
About the artists
amigo and amigo, co-founded by Simone Chua and Renzo B Larriviere, is a Sydney-based lighting and design studio that explores the combination of light and sculpture in public spaces. Best known for its large-scale interactive works, amigo and amigo has exhibited extensively in Australia and recently in Shanghai, China.
The zodiac symbol of the Snake can be characterised as private, wise and intuitive. The enigmatic snake has no qualms about putting itself first.
The Snake Lunar Lantern facts:
– This gold, glistening snake is 23-metre long.
– Inspired by the traditional art of Chinese kite-making.
– Its eyes feature the Chinese character for ‘fortune’ upside down, as a symbol of good fortune arriving for the new year.
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