During the tour you can find Dawn's work at:
6854 Oak Valley Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Working with textures has always intrigued me, from crochet threads and yarns to pine needles, leather and beads. I’ve found that I can take a gourd and carve, wood burn, paint, stain and apply textures with various mediums to transform it into a piece of art that speaks to people.
I sometimes look at a gourd and think “what am I going to do with this?” only to discover that some wonderful accident happens and it molds itself as I go. Some of my favorite pieces happen when I think I’ve ruined it!
Often times my pieces are inspired by my everyday life in Colorado and the connections to nature on our property in Black Forest where we have pine, aspen and abundant wildlife such as fox, coyote and hummingbirds.