Dawn crosses disciplines while creating mixed media works and installations. Dawn has the extraordinary ability to combine a vast range of materials and processes. In addition to painting and drawing, she works her materials with obsessive and repetitive methods including stitching, cobbling, and assorted fastening and wrapping techniques, along with repeated piercing and cutting. She also utilizes archaic marking methods with fire and burning tools. Grounded in a strong conceptual base, Dawn's emotionally charged imagery is laden with symbol and metaphor.