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Spotlight on - Jean Laming "The Fool's Dinner"
"When I first came to Christchurch after living abroad for many years I was horrified by the demolition of beautiful heritage houses being replaced by buildings without character, taste or soul. If you take the time to read the Estate agent's notices in front of some of these beautiful houses they say things like, 'wonderful, old family home...rebuild, renovate, remove.' Greed seemed to be the common denominator and so I was motivated to paint a series of pictures relating to the topic." Jean Laming
Is this a man or a woman? Who can tell? Always politically correct, this person is anxious to please and is thrilled to be in such illustrious company.
LADY SMOKING A CIGARETTE
This lady hasn't a clue how much her house is worth. She's not going to sell it and the food and wine were worth coming for.
THE PROPERTY DEVELOPER
A charming and avaricious man who has no interest in heritage or the future
THE STUDENT TEACHER
This person is engaged to be married and the Estate Agent will do him a great deal on a new house.
THE PATRON OF THE OPERA
This lady has buckets of money , no family and she lives alone in a huge mansion. As soon as she dies her house will be demolished, replaced with four town houses and her garden will be demolished too.
THE ART CRITIC
He sets the criteria for taste. What to buy to match your sofa and which painters to invest in.
THE ESTATE AGENT
Host of the dinner. His job is to sell houses. After all, he is only earning a living!
THE RESTING ACTRESS OR LADY NEXT DOOR
This lady is really popular and is invited to all the parties and functions in the community. She is looking for a nice townhouse in a nice neighborhood.
THE MARRIAGE GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR
This lady deals with everybody's problems. She is not sure why she is at the dinner because she does not plan on moving in the foreseeable future.
MAN OF THE CLOTH
This man is a pillar of the community and always keeps the Property Developer informed of dying parishioners' available property.
A rather acerbic, religious woman who is quick to pass judgement. She wants to buy a small investment property.
This person is very sensitive and has really come along to support a friend who might buy a small pied-a-terre.
THE HOUSEWIFE AND CAT
This lady lives in a house on a large section of land. Her husband has left her and she now lives alone with her cat. You could get at least four houses on her section.