Artist Susan Burton has focused on sculptural and public mosaic art. She works closely with clients to develop creative projects that are site-specific and community based. As a perpetual student she explores the creative relationships between history and environments. Reiki, Mandalas and Archetypal studies have influenced her work. These processes have been used in many ancient cultures to seek inner symbolic and psychological connections. Burton received a degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in Interior Design with a double minor in Art and Architecture. As a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists she has studied with teachers from around the world. Her work has been featured in media, books and publications. The power of symbols, light and learning influence Burton’s experimentation from a traditional perspective as well as medium contradictions.