James Poon Donates Artwork to Strive
On December 1, 2014, James Poon unveiled his new work of art titled “Embrace All”. Over one year ago, James Poon was commissioned to create a piece of art for the bare walls of the new head office. After a year of hard work, James surprised Strive Living Society with a painting which he describes as something different from his usual medium.
James, a young man living with an acquired brain injury, is a member of the New Westminster Headway Centre where his artistic talent came to the attention of Strive. James has created works of art for two other Strive locations and this is his third.
“Embrace All” is a painting which merges both the adult world and the world of children into one landscape. While the background mountains and forest depict the reality of adult perception, the foreground is a playful visual as seen through the eyes of a child. Yet, the free birds represent the ability of children to enter the adult space and vice versa in the child-like world.