Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“tight fit”


For those who know my work, owls are images I make quite often and with each one I try to give it some life. I wanted to utilize as much of the stone as possible and keep an interesting form - having the wings overlap helped to that affect.

This little guy is trying to make his way through a tight crowd and because there so many others around, he has to squeeze and nudge his way through… a “tight fit”.

—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.