Li-Chih High School (2019 CyberFair Project ID 8486)
Taiwan, Taiwan, Kaohsiung
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 1. Local Leaders
We estimate 12 student(s) from 16 to 18 will work on this entry.
Description of Our Community: Kaohsiung is located in the southwest part of Taiwan. Due to her geological variations, Kaohsiung is famous for her natural landscapes and thus cultivates rich features in humanities. With religious influences from Fujian Province of Mainland China, many religions such as Daoism and Buddhism were brought into Kaohsiung. When we visited European countries, we were always amazed by the magnificence of architectures and paintings along with the buildings such as St. Peters Basilica, Milan Cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris…and so on. This always reminds us names like Michelangelo, Raphael, and Da Vinci. In Kaohsiung, there are also many temples with beautiful painting of Chinese Gods but nobody even notice their existence in Taiwan. Then we found the person, Master Jin-Sing Feng, who devotes his whole life to this kind of art form. As a member of this community, we need to treasure and pass on this valuable traditional culture for future to come. That is the reason we are so interested in looking into this project.
Project Description: The title of our project is “The Michelangelo of the Far East: Master Jin-Sing Feng.” As we mentioned before, two most popular religions in Taiwan are Daoism and Buddhism. As a results, many temple owners needs to decorate their temples to attract their followers to visit. When Master Feng was a child, he learned to paint from another Master named Fu-Tien Jhuo. Master Feng showed his natural painting gift to make these Gods come to life. After years of hard work, his works of art are all over the temples in Kaohsiung. Nowadays, fewer and fewer people throw themselves into this traditional art. As a result, Master Feng still continues part of his works, begin to look for young apprentices to this field and gradually leave his work loads to his son and students. The purpose is to preserve this grand art form for future generations to appreciate the beauty of Chinese traditional temples.