Once he learned the basics of mould making and casting in class, Mark took off like a rocket, Krol remembers. He worked non-stop in his classes – just as he did for the rest of his life.
"Mark’s days at Sir George Williams and later Concordia went into 36- and 48-hour norms. We all wondered how he kept this up. Well he did, and his life’s artistic, prolific output is certainly testimonial to his superhuman capabilities.”
Mark displayed an extraordinary facility for using materials, processing, and creating, says Krol, and his awards and accolades are a testament "to his immense quality output, and contribution to challenging the norms in Art, as well as redefining them."
As a technician, he continued with a grueling work schedule to help students complete their projects well into the night.
“Go see Mark” was the regular sculpture mantra, he says.
“His knowledge was so profound that he was often consulted on an international scope, all the while walking around with his grimacing smile, boundless energy, and an uncanny sense of humor.”