Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“owl stretch for you”


Puns and dry jokes are my favourites. I was just thinking of a project we were given in College where we had to make a piece that was a play on words. So for this one I came up with the title after I completed this piece. “owl stretch for you” or - “I will stretch for you!”… and  I gave the owl the look of “enough already, I will stretch for you”.

—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.