Sassona Norton, an Israeli native, started painting at an early age and graduated from Tel-Aviv University in Liberal Arts. Norton immigrated to the United States in 1974, and enrolled at the Art-Students-League of New York, under the Isabel Bishop Merit Scholarship. In 1999, she moved from painting to sculpting. The Swedish Ljungvist Foundation for anti-doping in sports selected Norton to create a monument for clean sports. In 2020, Norton completed the monument “Et Purus No.1” and installed it under the sponsorship of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco on Jetty Lucciana, overlooking the Mediterranean. In 2024, “Et Purus No. 2” is planned for installation on HM King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Djurgården Island in the center of Stockholm. "I sculpt the figure as a metaphor for aspects of the human condition that transcends time and diversities. The ability to overcome suffering and the yearning to alter undesired reality are unending . In spite of great difficulties, desire wins over agony."