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“balancing act”



It turns out that I like this piece very much. For the balance of the piece and the look. It turned out to be one of the most realistic owls in anhydrite yet. It is always a question of balance, so balancing the stone from the very start is what I have to do to find the base. Once I achieve that, I mark the level line to cut the base so it stands correctly. I wanted this piece to balance on one foot and have its wings out from the body to appear as part of the ‘balancing act’.

On another note, I started to see this piece to be about the situation that is still happening with the world economy. Because of of all the shut-downs in big businesses and all the layoffs, we are all trying the ‘balancing act’, to keep things afloat.

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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