Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“he did it”


The mischievous owl was at it again. Swooping around causing headaches for all. This time he has stirred up the young muskox. Got them all excited, running around and creating havoc.

When confronted by the bull, the owl looked him in the eye and calmly said ” he did it ” - pointing to the nearest muskox.

Michael Massie

Michael Massie


Inuit, Métis

Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

(1962- )

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.