Two brothers fulfill their mother’s dying wish with exhibition of her paintings 母癌逝留畫作 子辦個展圓遺願

Tue, May 03, 2016 - Page 11

“Although our mother is no longer with us, we have been able to fulfill her dying wish by organizing a solo exhibition of her paintings, and express our gratitude for the way she lovingly raised us when we were children.” Lu Chi-li, who founded Grandmother Lee’s Northern Noodle Shop in Chiayi City, was a keen painter for many years. The year before, Lu passed away after contracting cancer. In order to complete their mother’s unfulfilled wish, Lu’s two sons spent nearly two years preparing an exhibition of 24 of Lu’s Chinese landscape paintings, which will be held around Mother’s Day this year at the Changching Garden day care center in Chiayi City.

Lu’s eldest son, Ma Te-yu, says his mother was a talented cook who had to fulfill the role of substitute father figure while also taking care of the family. Ten years ago Lu finally had time to devote to herself and returned to her childhood hobby of going to the local cultural center and Changching Garden to take lessons in Chinese painting from Teacher Lu Ching-an and others. My mother picked up her brushes again and through painting was able to find enjoyment from life, says Ma. Her Chinese painting, which included landscapes and paintings of flowers and plants, won approval for their unique and original style.

(Liberty Times, translated by Edward Jones)

「雖然母親已往生,為她舉辦個人畫展不僅完成她的遺願,也感恩養育之情。」嘉義市李奶奶正北方麵點創始人呂紀莉習畫多年,前年罹癌過世,兩個兒子為完成母親未了心願,經過近兩年籌備,今年母親節前後,在長青園展出其母生前二十四件國畫山水系列作品,感念一生辛勞的母親。

呂紀莉的大兒子馬德祐說,母親擁有一手好廚藝,又要身兼父職照顧家庭,十多年前,她才有自己的時間,尋回兒時興趣到文化中心、長青園向呂清安老師等人學國畫,母親重拾畫筆後,在畫畫中找到生活樂趣,山水、花卉等國畫作品別具風格,受到肯定。(自由時報記者丁偉杰)