It has been a while since his last meal and he was starting to feel pretty hungry at this point. Again today, all day, like yesterday and the day before that, he stood atop a tree and eagerly looked over the ground he was pitched. The ground at this time of year was covered in a blanket of snow. Not much of anything was moving, other that the trees blowing in the wind.
He was hungry but determined and had a feeling that today would be the day - the day for a nice tasty mouse. That’s all he could think of as he searched. Then from the corner of his eye, he caught some movement in the snow. Just as he looked over, the mouse that was running and hopping through the snow, caught sight of the owl in the tree. As quick as a blink, he started digging his way down through the snow. As he dug deeper, he could hear the owl above, pitching just above his head.
The little mouse stopped. Wouldn’t even breathe for fear of being heard.
Above, the owl was standing with his head tucked towards the snow listening for any sound of movement. The owl was wise enough to know that any moving about will make the mouse dig deeper and then there is that real possibility of missing out on a meal.
Ever so quietly the owl stood there, one foot in the air, ready to strike at the very sound of movement. Very quietly he said, ” listen … “
Massie’s work is a reflection of his mixed Inuit, Métis and Scottish heritage. In it, he investigates both traditional and contemporary themes. He has achieved renown for his innovative teapots that combine themes and symbols from his native Inuit culture with European traditions. Massie has been twice short-listed for the coveted Prix Saidye Bronfman and has an extensive international reputation. His work has been shown in North America and Europe, including the National Gallery of Canada. He was elected a member of Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2011.
© 2020 Spirit Wrestler Gallery. All Rights Reserved.