Artworks


BBEP’s artists have tirelessly worked to create masterpieces of Humanistic Buddhism. These works are able to be reprinted in full size to allow their appreciation in gallery style.

2012

Triptych - Northen Wei Painting

Buddha’s birthday image processions in Northen Wei, LUOYANG, 503 – 528 CE. Over 1000 carriages of Buddha statues paraded the street in the city of Luoyang Northern Wei, China. This is the oldest known international celebration of a historical figure. For further details of this magnificent display refer to Parading the Buddha by Venerable Dr Juewei. Painted by Nancy Cowardin.

Silk Road Map

Dr Cowardin portrayed how the teachings of the Buddha were expressed for over 2,500 years around the world. Starting from the auspicious birth of the future Buddha, Dr Cowardin traced how rulers supported saṅgha (monastic) members, devotees built stūpas and temples as well as created images, and translators toiled to make precious texts available. Painted by Nancy Cowardin.

Northen Wei Carriage

Peter designed these architectural pieces based on a literary account of an altar carriage commissioned to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday found in the Records from the Region of Ye.  This automated carriage was designed between 334 and 349 CE. Designed by Peter Martin,2012.

2013

Timeline (33 panels)

Buddha’s birthday image processions in Northen Wei, LUOYANG, 503 – 528 CE. Over 1000 carriages of Buddha statues paraded the street in the city of Luoyang Northern Wei, China. This is the oldest known international celebration of a historical figure. For further details of this magnificent display refer to Parading the Buddha by Venerable Dr Juewei. Painted by Nancy Cowardin.

Spread of Buddhism (6 key locations)

Silk road map shows you the world’s oldest international highway was the vehicle which spread Buddhism throughout Central Asia.
Key cities on the silk road map including Gandhara, Khotan, Kucha, Dunhuang, Chang’an, and Luoyang.

Australian painting on modern interpretations

Australian artists explore the themes of Buddha’s birthday in Nan Tien Temple in 2013. These artists have brought a diverse range of expressions and thought provoking insights to the concepts of this extensive research.

2014

Buddhacarita painting

The Buddhacarita is the first full-length biography of the Buddha known to us today. It was written by Aśvaghoṣa, a monk poet serving under Gandhāra’s King Kaniṣka. This beautiful created art piece depicts the historic birth of Sakyamuni Buddha based on Buddhacarita.