Source of Inspiration
The Montreal Chinatown Gate displays a banner with four characters:
These characters mean:
"Carry on Predecessors' Task and Make a Great Success of It."
This quote is taken from the Chinese literary work "Preface to Selected Works" from China's Southern Dynasty (502-557).
Artwork by Artist Ngan Siu-Mui
The artwork features three main parts: four big characters, inscription and signature (small characters), and four seals (stamps)
For full details about each part, see [here].
- The four big characters: 踵事增華
- Ngan Siu-Mui choosed to use the same quote as the Chinatown banner since this quote truly highlights the overall contribution of Chinese immigrants in Montreal.
- In smaller characters, the inscription relating the artist's contribution to the artistic life in Montreal followed by the artist's signature.
- Four seals (stamps)
- Chinese Calligraphy in Running Script Style
- Chinese Art Paper and Ink
- Red paste for the seals
- Dimensions: 67x135 cm [26x53 in]
Google Office Interior Floor Design
The artwork is framed and installed on the 10th floor of Google Office (Viger St, Montreal, QC, CA)
There is two placards beside the artworks providing information related to the artwork; see [here].
This calligraphy work also appears on a photo montage by Bryan Beyund.
Photo Montage: Bryan Beyund
Dimensions: 421x213 cm [14x7 ft]