2000. Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2000.
10 x 15.25 inches. Chinese ink, gold leaf on gesso, and watercolor on Sanders 90 lbs. C.P.. Signed and dated on lower front in pencil. 2 labels taped to verso, one with artist’s contact information, and another card with a printed, illustrated portrait of the artist working, and a list of the mediums used in the piece hand calligraphed with the artist’s chop in red on both the label and the piece itself in the left corner. The piece is affixed to a windowed mat. Fine condition.
§ Martin Jackson has more than 40 years' experience as designer and calligrapher and for 35 years has run his own design studio in Vancouver. One of Canada's foremost calligraphers, he has lectured and taught across Canada, the United States and Europe for over 25 years. Among his many commissions are pieces for the visit to Vancouver in 1986 by their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales and the visit by Pope John Paul II in 1984. He also produced all the calligraphy for the wedding reception of Bill Gates (from martinjacksoncalligraphy.com). The text is taken from a translation of a traditional Hopi Indian song. Item #108087