Norval Morrisseau at Work – 1979 – Alvo Art, Toronto

Morrisseau at work
 in his basement studio at Alvo Indian Art in 1979
where Stardreamer received his Indian name and began his apprenticeship.

“I was told by some relatives not to do this – that I should not be tampering with these forms, ‘because the Indians will ostracize you’. Or the elders would not care for it, just like the Jesuits. Nevertheless I was determined to do it, for it is my destiny…”

Norval Morrisseau