Francis Dawson is an artist who works in a variety of media. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, Dawson uses references and ideas that are so integrated into the process of the composition of the work that they may escape those who do not take the time to explore how and why these images haunt you, like a good film, long after you’ve seen them.

Artist Statement -

My work reclaims imagination, examining the bonds and ideas that assembled my existence. Acknowledgement and restoration are my responsibility. Even subtle narrative-shifting adjustments radically alter foundational assumptions of contemporary culture. I aim to build and maintain pathways of integrity by illuminating internal false narratives. I live in harmony with the pulsating drums of cosmic equilibrium.

Drawing and painting act as tools of divination along my path, the rest is ashes. I create living objects, rainbow paths built from the energies of my daily practices. With rituals, meditation, and the joy of chance encounters, I build a life that allows me to honor the forces of life itself. I am focused on equanimity, sacred energies, and gratitude.