Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“knight owl”


I wanted to make another owl for the show, but wanted it to be a little different than others that I’ve made before. I had been thinking of knights in history and their armour — and what that looks like. So with this owl, I added the brass to give that look of the armour. He’s unstoppable now!

—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.