Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“i may or i may not”


I don’t get the chance to work with this type of stone very often - and when I do, I find it a real treat because of the translucence of the stone. This is the top half of a larger piece that was left over from a piece my brother-in-law commissioned me to make for my sister’s birthday. This wasn’t a large piece to begin with, so the idea was to get as much dimension as possible.

The title suggests that this little guy is in a very relaxed state and has been asked if he is going to take a nap - and his reply is, ” I may or I may not “!

—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.