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Mural painting and decoration, Buddhist — England — London. Wat Buddhapadipa London, England I. L66 C38 '. Where Thai names or words have Manorah - Pichit Paiboon Presents The Duriyapraneet Ensemble - Authentic Thailand used transliterations, I have followed those conventions, for example, khru instead of khruu. A number of Buddhist references appear in scholarly literature in Pali or Sanskrit. This study uses the conventional Thai words, unless the Pali or Sanskrit words are widely known.
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He took dozens of photographs with After one last photograph in front of the door between the enormous eyes of Mara, the family departed, returning to the shrine room in the main house for the hair-cutting ceremony and a Thai meal prepared by their friend. Few people could enter the ubosot without noticing, if not actively exploring, the brilliantly colored paintings covering all the walls. Despite the intense effects of the paintings, practicing Buddhists usually sit to wai phra, or pay respects to the Buddha, and look at the paintings afterward.
Other visitors, less certain of proper temple behavior, walk along the murals as though in an art gallery. After an introductory lecture, local schoolchildren visiting the temple reproduce scenes from the murals in their copybooks.
The artist, Sompop Budtarad, and I chatted for three hours, mostly about the seven years he had lived and worked at the temple painting the murals. The walls of the shrine room inside pulsed with color and energy, covered with detailed scenes of a world I had never encountered.
My casual viewing suddenly gave way to a moment of spatial dislocation as I examined a scene of the very building I had entered. Was I outside or inside?
Questions began to form, of location, of artistic and narrative strategies, of merit and meaning, and of audiences. This book began at that moment, starting within this room but soon looking out the windows to its English setting and Thai worlds beyond. In Tasty Pudding - Miles Davis - Miles Davis And Horns the temple, its murals, and the different contexts of their production I visited Thailand and London numerous times between and ; my longest stay was —, when I interviewed all of the mural artists living in Thailand, several of the sponsors, and numerous participants in the Bangkok art I Cant Stay Here Tonight - Smokie - Forever Gold. I returned to Wimbledon afterward to live at the temple Sun Is Shining (Radio De Luxe Edit) - Various - Bravo Hits 27 a month, where I interviewed temple visitors, monks, and Mental Pictures - Various - Fire On The Brain (Volume 1) artists who had remained in England.
As is increasingly common in a world of travelers, the sponsors, artists, and many of their friends and supporters moved back and forth between Thailand, England, and the United States. The murals are located in England, yet in important ways their audience resides in Thailand. It is in the art world of Bangkok, I would argue, that many of their meanings unfold for Thais.
There, the murals attain value over time, assessed by their impact upon the development of Thai art. My position and identity throughout this research shifted from location to location, requiring continual renegotiation.
The artists I interviewed in Thailand and England, as well as other Thais upon whom I depended, related to me largely as a farang foreign researcher. They, especially the art students at Silpakorn University, usually accorded me the respect given those senior in age and sometimes the affection of an older sister.
The cooperation of many in the Bangkok art world may have been tempered by my expressed intention of writing a book, one that might bring further international attention to Thai contemporary art. Generally, however, I remained a farang in Bangkok and as such continually walked the terrain of difference and wariness accorded strangers. At one point, after a comment by the guard of the compound where I lived, I realized that the many interviews I conducted at my apartment had been noticed.
In order to forestall further nervousness or gossip in the compound, I had to explain to my Sino-Thai Cosa Ti Fai - Vasco Rossi - Vado Al Massimo that the comings and goings of young Thai men were quite legitimate and proper research activities. In speaking with the group of artists, themes and patterns emerged that illuminate both older, and emerging, paths people take in Thailand to become artists, the networks they utilize, the communities they forge, their travel, and their strategies for Manorah - Pichit Paiboon Presents The Duriyapraneet Ensemble - Authentic Thailand.
I interviewed each artist in Thai or English or both in an open-ended format with a set of similar questions. We chatted informally at exhibition openings, sitting at the picnic tables outside the Faculty of Painting at Silpakorn University where several teachor while at work on new projects.
We discussed, and in many instances I observed, the lives they have made for themselves since the Wat Buddhapadipa mural project—as artists or art directors, as teachers, or as small businessmen. In an attempt to understand vipassana meditation practice while in Bangkok—a central concern of several of my informants—I had Otoño - Orbital - The Middle Of Nowhere to attend meditation sessions at Wat Mahathat.
In these ways I gradually became a practitioner of Buddhism as well, learning by observation and instruction to behave as other lay members of the community, though with many missteps.
At the last temple, in Wolverhampton, I stood in the doorway of the shrine room, weary from a long day and from the work of constant note taking and discussing events with visitors, watching the monks bless the visitors and receive their offerings for the third time.
If we stand in the doorway we are a spectator, not a member of the party. In addition to interviews with each of the artists, I base the following chapters on supplementary materials gathered while living in Bangkok and London and Manorah - Pichit Paiboon Presents The Duriyapraneet Ensemble - Authentic Thailand subsequent visits to both cities.
In Thailand, I spoke with art collectors, gallery owners, art critics, art historians, and friends of the artists.
In England, I interviewed monks and Thai and farang temple visitors. Along the way I incurred many debts — intellectual, material, and emotional — to the many who made me welcome and gave me support and encouragement. Khun Sawet Piamphongsant shared with me not only memories of sponsoring the temple, but his abiding love of poetry and plants. Chalermchai Kositpipat, Panya Vijinthanasarn, and their assistants patiently responded to my incessant questions.
I thank Sompop Budtarad especially for his kindness and willingness to explore issues of art and Buddhism in depth. The spirit and humor of these artists touched me deeply and gave me new insights into the workings of merit-making in Thai life, as Count Basie - The Complete Decca Recordings as appreciation for their struggles and their art.
From them I learned also the meanings of tham hai sanuk, Thai ideas of having fun. These journeys began at the suggestion of Herbert Phillips, who introduced Wat Buddhapadipa to me by urging me to visit that summer I lived in London with my family. Alan Dundes taught me to truly value what the folk say — in words or paint — and how they say it. Many people, far more than named below, facilitated and enriched the process of doing research in two foreign places.
Patamaka Sukontamarn and Siriporn Sornsiri cheerfully assisted with bureaucratic and logistical matters. Jennifer Gampell shared her interview transcripts with me, especially those pertinent to events that took place while I was not in Thailand. My research assistant, Supecha Boughtip, gave me insightful xiii Boonsopa Charoennibhonvanich and Jiraporn Budtarad translated during several key interviews. The monks, volunteers, and regular visitors to Wat Buddhapadipa allowed me to join this Buddhist community and to experience as well as observe the commitments of practice, day by day.
Roy Brabant-Smith, Anant Hiewchaiyaphum, and Suphaporn gave me necessary access to the back stages of temple life. Khun Surapee Simpson of Wimbledon adopted me much as she had adopted the artists, sharing memories of her encounters with them and her astute analyses of temple life. Early versions of this book were shaped by the close readings and commentary of colleagues Cecilia Van Hollen, Ayfer Bartu, and Kathleen Erwin. Chalermchai and Sompop provided me with many of the photographs of the murals, initially taken by Andy Whale and donated to the temple.
Kittisak Nuallak kindly supplied photographs of the artists at work. I thank Robert Gumpert also for photographing many mural details. Without my family, life during this period of research, teaching, and writing would have been much impoverished. My deepest gratitude goes to my parents Betty and Sydney Cate for their love and support and to my husband Robert Gumpert and my son Sam Finn for joining me on these adventures. It appears in a scene populated otherwise by demons and yaks giants who migrated with monks and storytellers into Siamese folklore from ancient Indian mythology centuries before.
Where has it come from and where is it going? Who is traveling on it? When are these scenes supposedly happening? Here elements of abstraction, surrealism, photorealism, and expressionism provoke questions of artistic strategies simply put, is one where nobody is outside. Other strategies of localization and satire invoke continuity with Thai artistic traditions.
Scenes depicting the long-ago events of the lives of the Buddha contrast with scenes of daily life — customs, dress, material culture, social relations — to situate these stories in the here-and-now of their viewers. And they do so in a playful manner, making in-group references, telling jokes, and commenting on Thai power politics, world leaders, Western art and culture, and their own experiences. Set on the hill behind the main house and rose garden, the ubosot includes a shrine room and two wing rooms upstairs, and a basement area where meditation classes meet and worshipers sleep when on retreat.
Wat Buddhapadipa enjoys considerable prestige, in part deriving from the royal patronage of King Bhumiphol Adulyadej of Thailand. Because Khun Sawet Piamphongsant and other prominent members of the London Buddhist Temple Foundation held important positions within the Thai government, the foundation was able to convince two prime ministers to contribute government monies to the temple and mural projects Plate 4. While legally attached to the cultural section of the Thai em- bassy to England, the Thai Religious Affairs Department and London Buddhist Temple Foundation also assume administrative and developmental responsibility for the temple.
Led by Panya Vijinthanasarn and Chalermchai Kositpipat, twenty-eight young Thai contemporary artists in revolving teams painted the murals at Wat Buddhapadipa during an eight-year period, completing them in Plate 5. Most were just beginning their art careers. All but three of the assistants were male. On Manorah - Pichit Paiboon Presents The Duriyapraneet Ensemble - Authentic Thailand of his trips back to Bangkok to recruit new assistants, Chalermchai deliberately sought women to work in London, as he felt they would improve relations between the artists.
One he recruited had been his classmate at Silpakorn and now worked at the Fine Arts Department. She assumed responsibility for completing large sections of the murals — the only woman to be given such an assignment. When the sister of one of the artists returned to Manorah - Pichit Paiboon Presents The Duriyapraneet Ensemble - Authentic Thailand , one of these Manorah - Pichit Paiboon Presents The Duriyapraneet Ensemble - Authentic Thailand Chang artists assumed her responsibility for taking care of the twentytwo artists who were working.
Two women were also girlfriends faen of other muralists; both couples later married. Chalermchai and Panya stayed three years to oversee the murals in the main room of the ubosot.
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