“My imagination has always been consumed with unorthodox spaces, inhabited by otherworldly, anthropomorphic beings. Over the years, these whimsical fantasies have been given life through a family of characters with their own individual personalities.
For Starbucks Reserve, I imagined bringing visitors on a mythical epic—like that of Odysseus—through my dream world. In my vision, Ulysses keeps himself awake on his voyage by drinking coffee, so that he can glimpse the Siren with his own eyes.
Finally, when the sea and night sky become as dark as the brew he’s holding, a siren leaps from the water and he witnesses a flash of her tails.”
A special edition of 100 small Ulysses and the Sirens and an edition of 10 bigger sculpture of the Siren with the two tails are available in the Starbucks Reserve in Milan, Seattle, Shanghai. Ceramic and 24K gold.