This is a fun piece about a man that was very clumsy. He is at the fishing-hole and instead of catching a fish with everyone else, he manages to catches himself. Even with one of his mitts lost, he continues to fish. But no matter how forgetful or clumsy he is, he never quits, because he knows at the end of the day he will have caught a fish.
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.
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