Phase 4: Preparing to Share: Emerging Ideas
The main point that I hope to share with my audience through my final product is the long-lasting efforts that the Bai women have made in order to preserve their traditions, especially related to their clothing. My audience for this project would be the Shanghai American School community, and if I decided to post something about this project on the internet, perhaps the world. In addition to my thesis, I hope that my audience will gain an understanding of the natural elements of the Erhai Lake Valley that are portrayed in Bai nationality clothing. In order to express my message, I'd like to create several pieces of art relating to and using the design elements of Bai Nationality clothing.
These Art Projects could be:
-Using elements unique to Shanghai to make a "Shanghai" headpiece, similar to the Bai Woman headpiece.
-Remaking Bai Minority Clothing out of different, recyclable mediums.
-A painting or collage of a Bai Woman
And other ideas. When I find Inspiration, I'll report to Mr. Tafel on a new project idea. By the end of the school year when the project is due, I hope to have a collection of art inspired by the Bai minority's clothing, art, and traditions.