Image size: 34 x 45 cm (13.39 x 17.72 inches)
Frame size: 51 x 71.5 cm (20 x 28.15 inches)
Materials: Ink and colour on hemp paper
Leaf Sweeping Studio
red seal and white seal pair: Jiangang
Poem by Mei Yaochen (1002 – 1060 A.D.)
Going out in the morning to herd the water buffalo in the wild,
Until the sun goes down. The bamboo flute is with me always.
Riding the water buffalo and blowing the flute casually.
Letting music flow into the wind on high and low notes.
The river is so calm and smooth like a mirror.
The enchanting music is so relaxing.
If it suits people’s hearts, why play ancient music?
The Zheng State’s music is incredibly beautiful, but it is also eating away the country’s wealth.
There are signs of dilapidation, like cracking roof tiles.
The inauspicious star shows the world is turbulent, and temples are scattered around.
I wrote this poem today. They said that everything is the same.
I created this painting in May 2019 in Song Dynasty’s style and quoted Song Dynasty poet Mei, Yaochen’s poem to make his painting more interesting. – Jiangang Su
Jiangang Su (born in 1974), graduated from Changshu Institute of Technology in Arts and Crafts. He specializes in traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy and seal carving. In the 1980s, he studied under Mr. Yan Gongda, a famous calligrapher and seal carver. Su is also an experienced art educator. His works are collected internationally and appear in the private collections of many art institutions and galleries. In 2017 he served as the Art Director of the Canada 150th Anniversary International Tea Festival. Su is a member of Jiangsu Calligraphers Association, the Suzhou Calligraphers Association, and is a senior registered Teacher of China.