One of my earliest creative memories

ImageHere I am around age 10, entering the Canada Day poster contest. Without being too hard on my younger self, I can’t help but wince at my banal concept: a row of Canadian archetypes (see the coloured lumber jack, as well as an astronaut — Marc Garneau was a big deal — and I’m sure there was an Inuit guy too) with a giant maple leaf backdrop. It may have presaged my love of Soviet poster art:

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