Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“i’m not worried”


“I see so many birds in stone that it is hard to see anything else. I saw the head and the rest followed. I wanted to try and get as much depth without removing too much material I really wanted to have him looking worried but at the same time have his body expression not show it too much. This is why his left shoulder is lifted just enough to indicate that feeling. He does not look directly at you because he can’t because he knows he isn’t telling the truth and he does not want to say anything about what is really going on.”

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.