Since January of 2008, Dawn has worked as a printmaker and continues to insist that she is a printmaker. However, when the printmaking gods are not with her, Dawn retreats to her comfort zone and the results are structural textile pieces stitched entirely by hand from fabrics, fibers, beads and found items. Dawn is strongly influenced by natural history, both real and imagined.
Dawn’s work has been seen in solo and group shows in Santa Monica, Seattle, Brooklyn, and Austin. Most recently her work is part of “Dimensions,” a traveling group show curated by the Saskatchewan Craft Council. Dawn is also part of Material Mavens, a group of like-minded artists who collaborate and show together in Saskatoon. She is an active member of the Saskatoon Spinners and Weavers Guild and was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the SCC.
Dawn has lived on two continents, in three countries, three provinces, two states and eight cities. She grew up in Saskatoon and recently moved back after living in the US for 16 years. She is proud of her prairies roots.