Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“when nature calls!”


Another fun piece! I know it’s a crazy thought… but did you ever think of animals acting like humans? Yes, we have seen lots of dogs and cat ones, but I’m talking of wild animals. Here I wanted the owl to look like he was in dire need of relieving himself, but it looks like all the stalls are being used. So he stands there with his knees together and wings covering his midsection.

—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.