Xinran Cheng

The Fantasy of the Temple of Heaven

Class of: 2025

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: Paper, digital

Faculty: Shari Diamond

Prompt: In this project, we are assigned to choose a specific person/place that inspires or influences us. By doing research and adding imagination, we present the past and future of this person/place by making photo montage and collage.

This series of collages illustrate the past and future of The Temple of Heaven, an architecture in China. The photo montage represents the past, depicting how the landscape and fantasy creatures existed around ancient Chinese’s myth. The collage represents the future, which is an imagination of combining ancient Chinese architecture with a deserted environment and the cosmos.