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“what do you see?”


$ 3,750.00 CAD

At times, ideas for the next piece comes from what I was just reading. With this piece I was reading “Inuit Stories” (Arima and Nungak) of Povungnituk, from p. 87. The “Iumaaq” - a story based on the legend of the blind boy and the loon.

This one being about deception and payback.

In this piece, I have the blind boy riding on the back of a narwhal - not the white whale as in the story (I was looking for balance and a more visual appeal with the tusk). He is still somewhat blind and is going for his third dive with the loon.

The two loons indicate the two times he was already underwater, his eyes are almost correct, no pupil at this point and the beginnings of colour only, while his head is turned up as if to grasp for air.

—Michael Massie

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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.

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