I remember growing up in the sixties in Toronto. I had moved there from the small town of Trenton. It was a new and strange world for me. Trenton had
had its own sense of adventure and mystery, but Toronto was another story,
a new perspective. The strangest place in Toronto was the Old Village as
it was to be known after being replaced by the Village of the hippies. This
was a place of antique stores, book stores, and art galleries.
One of the first reports I saw in the newspapers was of daisies being painted
on the streets of the Village. This is where I first saw the name of the
wild man Jack Pollock. This is the man who discovered Norval Morrisseau.
He also brought to prominence Robert Bateman, Ken Danby, Paul Fournier, and
I met Jack in Toronto in 1979 while taking a course with the Skills Exchange.
Part of the course was to join Jack in his studio while he produced a work.
This piece is the work, PreCambrian Relic which he produced during that session.