Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“morning stretch”


This little piece pretty much speaks for itself. I look at this one as if it were me, as this is what I look like most mornings! I’m not a big morning fan — never was from what I can remember. This is something I do in the morning when I am drinking my tea, loosening up before I work. By the look of my eyes, you can see I’m not overly happy to be up… yet!

—Michael Massie

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.