Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“mid-day stretch”


I titled the one from the 50@50 show “morning stretch.” This one is based on the same idea — but more of stretching throughout the day as one works — and I thought that an afternoon or mid-day stretch would be better with this one. Throughout the day when I am cramped up at my desk, I like to stretch to get rid of kinks… and also to wake-up! This one should be easy for Arthur to hold and be nice in the hand.

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.