Mary Tutsuitok

Born in Arviat (NU), Mary (Tutsweetok) Tutsuitok is an Inuk sculptor and seamstress. Her artistic practice is influenced by those of her mother, Alice Akammak, and her late mother-in-law, the renowned artist Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok. Unlike most contemporary Inuit artists, Mary Tutsuitok works solely with manual tools when she carves. As a mother of two, motherhood is a predominant theme in her work. What makes her carving style unique is the introduction of beadwork in her sculptures. Mary Tutsuitok also makes wall-hangings, dolls, and other sewing crafts.