This is one of the most triumphant moments of my life as an artist, nay… as a human being: I am useful.
my second grade teacher noticed my overwhelming obsession for drawing. permission granted to draw on the back of the blackboard. Punctually everyday, in classroom before opening time , propped on a chair, covering the entire blackboard with illustration of the poem “du jour”. It was boring for the children until my magic power came to play.
Recitation time: a cry in unison: ” make us see” , the drawing flipped frontview. the children shouted on the top of their voice the memorized words. Some acted out the illustration. We rocked the day . my little friends loved me for making them see and i loved them for making me the official magician of the class.
Forgive me, it was long ago, i do not remember you individually, but i still see you all, neck stretched toward the blackboard , eyes and mouth wide open, shouting : ” make us see”. Because you need my magic to see, till the end of time, i shall hone my magic skills for you.
This website and all the works therein, are dedicated to you, dear wise little people of my childhood.
copyright by l.chan 2000.