The Sweet anticipation Mouse Trap by Mark Sturkenboom started with the idea that our households are over regulated domains.
There is a strict order as to who we allow to enter and stay and who we exclude from this privilege. This includes humans as well as animals. It is completely accepted when a mother buys a pet mouse for her child in a pet shop. But when a wild mouse enters our house uninvited, the event is strangely enough answered with
panic and violence.
Mark’s mousetrap is designed to change the arrival of the unwanted guest into an arrival of the long awaited. Of course, it provides the mouse with a safe place to stay, water and food at hand, but more important it changes our attitudes.
The owner of this trap will inevitably wake up one morning with the strong wish that his or her mouse trap will no longer be empty. Sweet anticipation is the result.
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