Dawn Spears (Narragansett/Choctaw) is a doll maker, photographer, multi media artist, who uses cultural symbolism and the vibrant colors of our natural world as inspiration for her work.
My work reflects all facets of life. My mother Diosa Summers, Choctaw was an artist and educator who inspired and encouraged creativity in me and my siblings at an early age. I grew up being exposed to many forms of artmaking, assisting her was my introduction to art. It was inevitable that I would end up with similar interests. I am a mother of three, a wife of thirty-five years to Cassius and a grandmother of seven I find as an artist, that being able to create original art that has elements of my culture and tradition, is my best form of expression, I use symbolism and the rich colors of our natural world as inspiration for my abstract paintings and designs.