Arrested by the starry eyes of one special sheep head at the meat counter i was instantly taken back into Murakami’s novel “A Wild Sheep Chase,” whose mysterious sheep augmented powers and fulfilled wishes for the humans with whom it came in contact, I fell under its spell. I knew I had found my new project, or rather, my new project had found me.
“Sheep Chase” features a sheep head, which is both a piece of art
and functional vessel. Following the message of Murakami’s work and true to the magical
power of the original, each sheep head is designed to enrich experiences and store wishes.
For example: the eyes of “Serving Sheep” can be removed and used as salt and pepper
shakers and the top of the head can be lifted to reveal a concealed a sugar bowl, “Saving
Sheep” functions as a sort of sheep-piggybank, “Secret Sheep” is a multipurpose box where
one can store their secret wishes.