Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“can’t stop and chat”


Well, the story on this piece is about how it felt after Nigel left from his visit here in October. While he was here, we talked about my show coming up in 2012. With the amount of work I have to do, I can see I am going to be very busy… and stopping work to have too many chats just isn’t in the cards anymore.

Once I had the main grinding completed, I could see the expression on his face by the way the movement in the body was made to look. This was another good piece to have the feet included in because of the expression. So, from here until October of 2012, I reckon that I won’t be chatting up too many storms!

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.