Latcholassie Akesuk was from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), an artistically rich community. His father, Tudlik, was an active member of the print program that began in the 1950s. Early prints that were made in Kinngait were often minimalist while the program was getting started. Sculpture from Kinngait on the other hand often contained an immense amount of detail. Latcholassie took inspiration from his father’s prints and created sculpture that was more minimalist compared to other carvers from Kinngait.