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.