Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“wait a minute i’m thinking”


Here is one that I had fun with. I was thinking of times when a friend will drop by and we would be having conversations on all types of topics: from the weather, to sports, the cabin, to music, so on and so forth. I have noticed that there have been a number of times where music was being discussed… and then there would be the dreaded question… “Who is singing that?” or “What is the name of this song?”

Pretty much every time that happens on of us is trying to think of the answer and at the same time the other is naming of people or songs and the other will say, “wait a minute, i’m thinking.” It usually isn’t until sometime later that the correct answer is given and the response is always the same. “Oh right!”

—Michael Massie

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.