This is a piece where, when I was down to the point of inlaying the eyes, I could suddenly see the expressions of a good friend of mine, Donald. If you are telling the right story, you can actually see both of these expressions from him. He is the type of fellow that has a good sense of humor, but can be very serious at the same time.
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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