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This is a piece with a story of being left out. Left out — as in being there, but forgotten. When I came up with the title, it was when I was inlaying the eyes and beaks — and I was reminded of this:

When I first start dating my wife, Jo-Ann (way back when), I would spend time at her parent’s house and I noticed that one of her sisters was always late getting up — but was, at the same time, very quiet. Jo-Ann told me of the time when they were celebrating her parent’s 25th wedding anniversary and everyone was sitting around the table waiting for their food. When it was brought out they thought all had been served, but they forgot her sister! This apparently wasn’t the first time that this had happened and her response always was, ” Is my mother in the kitchen?!”

The “two” in the title is replaced with “to”, the same way as if someone were saying, “1 to 20.” For me, all of the other numbers are forgotten and the ones I remember the best are 1 and 20.

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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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