On the left is a large calligraphy scroll written by the late Buddhist abbot of Shanghai's Jade Temple and Jingan Temple (also the vice-chairman of China's Buddhism Association and chairman of Shanghai's Buddhism Association) to praise J.D.'s Tao painting.
The scroll says "Discarding the old and bringing new creation to the New China, J.D. Chou's Chinese water and ink paintings are neither matched by any previous works nor would they be matched by any future attempts of others". (May 1995)