A painting by the artist James Foort called: A Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life

When Margaret was 65, she had a party. Her work colleagues are in the forefront of the picture and other friends including me, extreme left, on the plate rail above. The picture was shown on two occasions in Vancouver during public celebrations of elderly people. The people ranged along the plate rail gave amusing impressions related to their experiences of Margaret. A piper led her around the hall for her salutation of the attendants. Basic material was taken from photographs made at the time, a rare occasion when photographic material has been used in my art. A comment on the nature and depth of my memory, the first when I was 2‐½ years old, memories that are static and remembered photographically.

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Works and writing by James Foort