I was able to recognize this artist at a glance because he had been a good friend of my best friend Lao Zhan, and because he always dyed his hair reddish orange! Oh, how happy I was! After I introduced my mother and myself to him, he generously gave me as a gift an album entitled 碑體、敘事、記錄簿 - SOLO EXHIBITION BY CHUANG, LIEN-TUNG. This made it possible for me to review and study his paintings after I returned home.
Well, my mother was also happy about our trip there today. But she was almost too shy to sign her name in the Book of Guests/Visitors, when invited to. She said she couldn't read or write because of her lack of formal schooling; but, after she wrote her name, I found that her signature was pretty good -- "Oh, ma'am," said the attendant at the desk, "you can write so well." And everybody nodded and smiled.
In fact, my mother has drawn a few pictures and painted a couple of watercolors; her drawings and paintings impressed me so much when I saw them for the first time, that I would like to share some of them at once with my blog readers. Are you, too, interested in seeing some? You may click here for a small collection of
(See also Visiting the Art Museum with Mom, if you like.)