Immersed in the landscape, I respond to the subtle energies, rhythms, and pulse of the natural world. Exploring themes of perception and transformation, my work subverts form and content as a response to our changing environment in this era of the Anthropocene. Drift/Bound: Untethered Landscapes found focus during the pandemic as it translates my visceral disorientation from this increasingly surreal world. The still life series ReRe (working title) composed of organic and human-made materials, reflects the beauty, resilience and reinvention inherent in the divine feminine, in the life cycle of death and rebirth. It asks do we reclaim and repurpose, let go of what remains or create a new way?  A work-in-progress landscape series channels my heightened sense of physicality, a sensory response to movement, light, color, pattern, sound and atmosphere of the present moment.




Visual artist Dawn Watson is a longtime resident of New York’s Hudson Valley. After 25 years as a professional dancer/choreographer based in New York City, Watson shifted her artistic practice to photography. Her former career continues to influence her art, as does her deep connection to nature. Her work has been featured online and in print, including Diffusion X Magazine, Shots Magazine, Elizabeth Avedon Journal, Griffin Museum of Photography blog, Lenscratch and What Will You Remember. Her photographs and artist books have been in juried exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, including the Albrecht-Kemper Museum, Center for Fine Art Photography, Davis-Orton Gallery, Foto Forum, Ph21 Gallery, Tilt Gallery, Tang Teaching Museum and in solo exhibitions at the Griffin Museum of Photography, The Los Angeles Center for Photography and Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts. Her work is held in private collections and at The Lodge at Woodloch. Based in Hastings on Hudson, NY, Watson continues her long association as board member of regional environmental organization Scenic Hudson, Inc.