The artist at work (1994)

The artist at work (1994)

Lauren Mercer-Smail is an artist living on land commonly known as Canada. In 1997, at the age of nine years old, she won first prize (one free VHS rental) in a colouring contest at West Coast Video (defunct). When she did not win on her second submission, she had the revelation that the winner was determined by draw. Undeterred, she continued in art, graduating from Canterbury High School and Concordia University.