“I really liked seeing a painting by Greg Curnoe called Self-Portrait with Galen on 1951 CCM. I like how clean-cut shapes painted with bright colours make up the painting and I wanted to try to make a work that I could construct from scraps of cardboards that my teacher offered me. What I love to do is circus and I hope I get really good at it. So I tried to show an acrobat with a hoop. I can imagine myself spinning inside it, throwing it, bouncing it and doing all sorts of fun stuff with it in the park.”
— Max Shniger (Grade 4, My Artlab, Toronto, Ontario)
A critical artistic leader in London, Ontario, Greg Curnoe (1936–1992) used intense colours in his work and explored subjects ranging from Canadian politics to his own family and home.