他是我朋友陳威宏的同學。第一次跟他見面的時候,是在台南舊的東門美術館那間老房子。 那時候認識這個朋友,覺得說他很有趣也很可愛。我也覺得他是一個很善良,有赤子之心的人。 可能是他鬍子的造型,讓人家覺得他一直在笑的感覺,再加上他有很紅潤的氣色,所以每個人都 覺得說他似乎是一個過得很開心的一個人。據說他年輕的時候超級瘦,可是我無法想像。

        記得,有一次是我,他邀我去看他的工作室,就是他的雞舍工作室。在途中他有去接他的女兒,那時候 Mido 還很小。我還記得他工作室裡面有一面舊磚牆。它上面有畫滿了獨腳仙。我去 的時候舊磚牆前面還放了很多喝完的酒瓶。他的畫框的後面的木架有些不同,因為都是他自己 DIY 做的。然後,我那個時候,我就問他說,你的廁所在哪邊?結果我發現他的廁所居然是在工 作室外面的那些竹林下面,隨意找地方上廁所。我發現這個人好。他已經把自己的物欲降到一個 很平靜的地方。他跟我說之後會想要用一個廁所,要不然有朋友來、有藏家來,甚至因為有女生 來,都沒有辦法在露天上廁所。然後他告訴我說,因為他幾乎每天會喝啤酒,所以他也每天要求 自己要去運動,譬如說去游泳或是爬山這樣子,因為他說這樣子喝酒才不會不舒服。

        原本游泳不會換氣,他是去游泳池的時候跟...問游泳池的小朋友換氣的事情,他是聽小朋友的話,他自己才搞懂的。他說大人跟他教的方式他搞不懂,小朋友跟他講的方式他搞懂了。我記 得他有一段時間有跟東門的卓先生一起在上瑜珈課,他還跟我說老師很重要。那原本我們有約要 一起去爬山,後來沒有成行。

        我在台北淡水有一家餐廳,他有過來的話,他會點德國豬腳配啤酒。然後,我還記得有一次他來,他還特別從淡水站前提早一站下車,他自己慢慢的走過來,我記得他走了很久,他好像還 去海邊到處閒晃然後再很悠哉的晃上來這樣子。然後我還記得,我有準備比利時啤酒給他帶回去, 我那時候還準備兩種啤酒混在一起,他很開心。店裡有放翻銅的獨腳仙。李昆霖的學生,跟他學 畫的學生上來台北玩。然後,我有印象有人很高興的去摸那個獨腳仙,結果,據說他回台南之後 跟李昆霖說他在紅毛城看到獨腳仙,可是我們這邊不是紅毛城。

        家裏有收藏幾張他大號數的,我記得應該是四張或五張,其中有兩張是當期畫冊的封面,有一張是《獨腳仙行旅圖》。然後我自己也很喜歡有一張是《在森林裡散步》,這我印象比較深刻。 那其中還有,家裡還有幾張是比較小,小號數的。我之前翻畫冊的時候,有一張平行飛行的雲朵, 我還蠻喜歡那張的風格的。然後,我後來知道他把那張送給他哥哥,所以那張是在他哥哥那邊。

        我覺得他給我的感覺就是,他心裡很平靜,然後專注在自己專注的事情上面,這是我在很多人的身上看不到的。他能夠讓自己保持自己的節奏,然後做自己想做的事情。外表給我心平氣和 的感覺,內心的話,我覺得他他還是保持著赤子之心。

He was my friend Chen Wei-Hong's classmate. We met at the old license Art Gallery in Tainan for the first time. I find him interesting in our first meeting. And I thought he was kind and had the heart of a child. Maybe because of his mustache, people think that he is always laughing. He also had a rather ruddy complexion. So people got the impression that he was a happy person. I heard that he was quite thin when he was young. But I couldn't imagine it.

 
One time he invited me to see his studio, which used to be a chicken house. On the way, he picked his daughter, Mido. At that time, Mido was quite young. I remember an old wall in his studio with lots of One-Legged Deva on it. And many liquor bottles by the wall. The wood of his picture frames were a little bit different because he made them all by himself. Once I asked him, “Where is your toilet?” Then I found out that his toilet was outside under the bamboo, just need to find a place to pee. I found out that he was so...He reduced his materialism to the minimum. He said that he wanted to make a toilet later. Because when friends, collectors or females came, they could not pee outside. And he told me that he drank beer almost every day, he also practiced a sport every day, for example, swimming or climbing because it made him feel better.

 

He didn’t know how to hold his breath while swimming. He asked children how to take a breath while swimming when they were visiting a swimming pool. He finally understood this concept by listening to the children. He said he cannot understand the way adults taught him. Only what children told him.

I remember he joined a yoga class with Mr. Zhuo, the owner of Licence Art Gallery, for a period of time. He told me that the teacher was quite important at that time. We wanted to go hiking together but didn’t do it at the end.

 

I operate a restaurant in Tamsui. Every time he came, he always ordered German pig's feet with beer. In my memory, every time he came he specially went down one metro station before the Tamsui station and came slowly by walking. He walked for a while, strolled at the seaside and then came quite leisurely. I also remember I gave him some Belgian beer to take it back home. I mixed two kinds of bear. He was really happy. There is his copper One-Legged Deva in my restaurant. Lee Kuen-Lin’s student once visited Taipei. I remember someone touched the copper One-Legged Dave happily. After she went back Tainan she told him that she saw the One-Legged Dave in Fortress San Domingo but we are not located in the Fortress San Domingo.

 

I enshrine some of his bigger size painting at home maybe four or five. There are two that are the representatives of the period. One called “the journey of one-legged deva” and the one I really like called “Strolling in the Forest”. I have a stronger impression on this. And then there are also some of his smaller paintings in my house.  A small number. When I saw his catalog before there was a painting called “Parallel Flying Clouds”. I like that painting a lot, also the style. Then I found out he already had given that painting to his brother so it belonged to his brother.

 

He gave me a feeling that he was really... his heart was really calm and kept focusing on what he was focusing on. This is what I cannot see from other people. He could keep his own tempo. Doing what he really wanted to do. On the outside, he always had a very peaceful feeling to him. Inside, I think he...he still kept the heart of a child.

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