Thursday, 7 February 2019

The Rocks, Lunar Lanterns, Sheep

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around Circular Quay to celebrate the Sydney Lunar Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Pig. Bligh & Barney Reserve at The Rocks features these three lanterns created by Pamela Mei-Leng See titled "Electric Sheep", it is in reference to the Philip K Dick science fiction novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?". The 2.5 metre design is in homage to the tradition of applying papercut designs to lanterns that commenced during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and the Merino, the favoured breed of sheep in Australia. 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.


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