BRIDGE 4: Final Research Project and Reflection Submit Assignment

BRIDGE 4: Final Research Project and Reflection

Thesis Statement:

My main topic is Ritual, which is about religion, mythology, performance, costume, etc. Nowadays, people have been faced on an issue that why and how important for them to have faith. Buddhism is one of the most popular religion in Asia. There was a large group of Buddhism believers before the Cultural Revolution, but the popularity was going down after it. A lot of temples were got destroyed after that as well as the believers were got killed and gave up. During the modern-day life, the rate of Buddhism believers are quickly growing up again. My focus is to find out how and why the rate of Buddhism believers have been changed as a big difference over the time periods passed in China.

The main topic I chose is Ritual. My idea got developed from my 100 drawings. My first idea is about looking for the differences between two religions which is too wide. Later, I narrowed down to focus specifically on Buddhism. Since I’m familiar with this religion study, so I did research in Seminar class, which more helped me learn professional knowledge and also relates to my main topic. I want my art piece which is a piece of garment to show a cultural outfit that represents how the buddhist would wear, and transfer the meaning of point why and how the buddhism believers have been changed over the time passed in the essays for seminar class.

Studio question: How do I reflect a cultural religion(Buddhism) from the fabric design?

Seminar question: How and why the Buddhism belief have been changed over the time passed? (got destroyed after Cultural Revolution, came back during modern day)


Title: The Buddhism


Photoshop Mock up of ideal exhibition/display scenario:

Explain why you feel this is the ideal way to experience and view your work

This is my ideal exhibition where I want to put my piece in the MET museum. Either to show a real model there in my garment or have a sculpture wear that garment. The reason why I want it to be presented in the MET because my piece of art as a outfit for cultural religion fits into the environment at MET, where always present some cultural art pieces.



Called Thierry Mugler, ENSEMBLE, French, founded 1974. This piece of art is a gold- painted feathers, in metal; ivory silk taffeta from Counrtest Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp Courtesy Mugler.


Resource  Seminar inspired my work:

1. Oconnor, Richard A. “Sermons in the Culture of Buddhism—Discussants

Remarks.”Contemporary Buddhism 16, no. 1 (2015).

2. Tannenbaum, Nicola. “Lived Buddhism and Its Localizations: Rebirth And Sermons.” Contemporary Buddhism 16, no. 1 (2015).

3. Peacock, John. “Suffering in Mind: The Aetiology of Suffering in Early Buddhism.” Contemporary Buddhism 9, no. 2 (2008).

4. Dy, Aristotle. “Chinese Buddhism and Ethnic Identity in Catholic Philippines.” Contemporary Buddhism 13, no. 2 (2012).

5. Peacocke, John. “Editorial: Buddhism Challenged by Contemporary Culture?” Contemporary Buddhism 3, no. 1 (2002).


Selection of 100 drawings that relates to your final project (5-10 drawings):


Revised mind map showing how my initial ideas and hunches changed:



Selection or all of your of 7 in 7 that relate to your final project:

I  made my material from my 100 drawings as inspiration. Now I created 1 work of art for 7 days. My 7 objects were made by different materials, some are come from the form of photo shoot and mixed media.

The seven objects represent 7 different appearances that I see from Buddhism belief. Since my family are Buddhism believers, so I’m kinda familiar with its beliefs. The seven objects I created were all explored the appearance of elements that God created for us. For example, I see nature as environment, money as living, food as survival, etc. Those element are mean to achieve the goal that the Buddhists want to teach “the way to eliminate suffering began with understanding the true nature of the world”, from the learning. There are three wants from the Buddhism study, first, is to lead a moral life; second, is to be mindful and aware of thoughts and actions; third, is to develop wisdom and understanding.







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