In 1981, Susan Point began her career with engravings. Her style of designs has been reflective of the art and ideals of her own people, the Coast Salish. Point is well known for her use of the spindle whorl as her medium. In the 1990s, Point's career took a new direction with her creation of three-dimensional art using a variety of materials (such as bronze, concrete, stainless steel and cast iron). Subsequently, Point's use of unique mediums has rewarded her with many art commissions-including large-scale works at the Vancouver International Airport and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.