Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“full of thought”


There are often times when some people have a very hard time getting food. It is no exception in the north, where most foods come from the sea or land.

This man, he thinks of all his favourite foods, which are muskox, seal, and walrus. He stands and looks out over the land and the sea, in the hopes of seeing food out there somewhere. Standing out there all day and night - and into the next day, he sees no sign of life.

His hunger pains get him thinking how he has walked for days with not a sign of any animals. His stomach tightens and it only angers him. This anger is not a part of him that is seen often and he does not like the feeling.

So with that in mind, he continues his walking in the hopes of finding food soon.


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.