Finally, it's time to update the post I published on October 26.
The young boy who painted the cloud above the picture of John Baptist De Lasalle (mural below) is now to medical practitioner in Penang. When one of his friends read the post two years ago, he quickly informed Dr Chua Chee Peng, who was undoubtedly thrilled with the article. He waited for the time when he could come back to the alma mater, at least to pay a visit to the spot where he artistically produced his artwork.
Our fellow Michaelian is currently a consultant paediatrician and neonatologist at Lam Wah Ee Hospital in Penang.
"I was given the role to paint the cloud. My friends painted the rest," said Dr Chua when we met during the centennial dinner last September. "We were honored to be given the responsibilities by the teachers and we made sure we delivered something for the school", he added.
|Student Chua Chee Peng painted the clouds|
Work on the mural started in April 1960, initiative of Brother Kevin and his students of art. Unfortunately, the artpiece, over the years, was damaged due to moisture from seepage of water. Discolouration and peeling of paintwork resulted in it being painted over.
WHO IS THIS CHUA CHEE PENG? ANYONE WHO CAN SHED SOME LIGHT ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE OLD BOY WHO COULD PRODUCE SUCH INCREDIBLE PIECE OF WORK?