Dr TanTsze Chor’s early education in China laid the foundation for his knowledge of Chinese poetry and calligraphy. He boldly broke away from tradition by using coloured ink and adopting several different scripts within a single piece of work. His writing has a strong sense of ornamentation due to their colours, combination of scripts and sometimes, the use of patterned paper or silk. This is a quotation from the great calligrapher, Sun Guoting's (648-703) 'Prologue on Calligraphy' (Shupu Xu). Here, Dr Tan experiments with varying intensities of ink to achieve a modulated effect. It is further enhanced by the cursive flourishes of his characters.