Sarah Mickiyuk

Sculptor and weaving artist, Sarah Mickiyuk resides in Sanikiluaq (NU). In 1998, she obtained a certificate in Basket and Dollmaking from the Nunavut Arctic College. Most-known for her sea lymegrass baskets adorned with birds, seals and owls carvings; she mostly works with argillite, for which her community is famous. Mickiyuk travels to Qullisajanniavik (Tukajak Island), where she spends several weeks collecting stones to use for her works. She goes as far as Kuujjuarapik (QC) to gather sea lyme, which she distributes to the women of her community so that they can make baskets.