Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“startled”

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“I could see in the stone the head tucked down and looking at his feet. As the head is looking towards the ground, I wanted the eyes to be opened wide and seem as if is startled by something going by his feet or just caught him off guard. His wings are spread and positioned as if he is just about ready to jump off the ground.”

Michael Massie

Michael Massie

RCA OC

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.