In his mind he pondered the thought of transformation. During the long days and the long nights, he considered the question. Thinking of nothing else but transformation, he eventually thought so much that it became a curse of thought… all due to the over-thinking.
He thought about this for so long that he forgot the reason for the transformation. Then again, he was never quick at making a decision! Everybody in his community knew this and usually left him alone to his wandering thoughts and forgetfulness.
Because he forgot why he was to transform and the purpose of his transformation, he decided to take a few more days and nights to consider. After a few more days and nights had passed he came to a decision - to become two of his helping spirits - the owl and the caribou - and them guide him. At least this way, he should cover both the air and the ground at the same time, and maybe, just maybe, he would remember why he had to transform in the first place.
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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