Artitis Matt Hou Him Lai and Jincheng Jiang have interpreted the Year of the Pig as symbolising generosity and material prosperity.
A golden chandelier of flying pigs are suspended high above the centre of Pitt St Mall, in a cheeky nod to the expression ‘pigs might fly’.
Designed by McDermottbaxter, in collaboration with artists Matt Hou Him Lai and Jincheng Jiang, the Light of Good Fortune symbolises generosity and material prosperity.
The 2.5m wide and 2.2m tall chandelier is inspired by the Chinese custom of gifting newborns and newlyweds gold medals.
About the artist
McDermottbaxter (Ruth McDermott and Ben Baxter) are light artists whose work is driven by a passion for expressing ideas, telling stories and creating experiences through the medium of light. Mcdermottbaxter has received three Illuminating Engineering Awards for light art. They have exhibited work in ten VIVID Sydney light festivals and developed site specific works for corporate clients.