Awakening From the Bewildered
Maryland Institute College of Art
Awakening from the Bewildered, 醒迷敬灵, is about exploring the cultural identity of superstition and visual translation of superstition from the perspective of contemporary design. The project is built up by several small projects exploring around the theme of Feng Shui, the Chinese superstitious geomancy on harmonizing individuals with the universe. The project contains three phases: phase one is to research and understand fully about superstition, its origin and history, defending against the common negative stereotype; phase two is finding self-identity through visual experiments on the ancient wisdom about the fundamental of the reality; phase three is the output, a series of visual assets on different aspects of Chinese superstitions, from the basic information to applications, focusing on translating the traditions into the contemporary design language.