With this piece I saw an owl looking up — and who would like you to do the same — and that is why he is saying, “look waaay up!” (And to be honest, as I was working on the piece I was thinking of the old TV show, “The Friendly Giant”, and how the opening to the program was with that line!)
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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