Eberhardie Dunn was born in the UK and graduated with a Master’s in Fine Arts from The Royal College of Art, London.
Hellen's Fine Art practice spans over two decades in a variety of disciplines and media including installation, performance and commissioned work. She is currently exploring Interventionist Landscape Art through digital media
Winning the Ray Finnis Trust Award from the Royal College allowed Hellen to spend 3 months in Kyoto, Japan. This was a transformational time in her career. Working with performance, ritual and sound, Eberhardie Dunn performed and filmed 'Sounds of Stillness', 'Tanjoki Treebirth' and 'Prayers for Happiness' in both Kyoto, Japan and London, England.
Hellen is an Associate of The Royal British Society of Sculptors by invitation.
Funded by the Arts Council of Great Britain as Artist In Residence at U.C.C.S., Hellen created the international touring installation '108 Crystal Lotuses - A Prayer For Peace'. The public was invited to light one of the 108 candles, each floating in water inside a hand blown crystal lotus bowl.
Eberhardie Dunn specializes in both technological and traditional sculptural materials and methods. Sound and image document exploration and response. Casting and carving provide a deeper level of commitment. Hellen's goal is to document the anatomy of prayer, moment by moment potentiality engendered through awareness.
A passionate and gifted educator, Hellen has extensive experience of instruction using a wide spectrum of processes and media based in both traditional sculptural material and conceptual approaches. She is currently a teaching artist with Think 360 Arts in Denver, Colorado.
Between 2000 - 2005, the Park City Arts Council in Utah commissioned a series of public sculptures including:
'Snow Spirit' [marble] National Abilities Center,'
'Wing' [bronze] Canyons Ski Resort
'Flamebird' [bronze] Swaner Nature Center
'Calyx' [jade] Kimball Art Center.
As Heller Fellow at U.C.C.S. Eberhardie Dunn was grant funded for 'BluePrints' a multi-dimensional science/art integration workshop where students explored D.N.A. and identity. Hellen collaborated in curating the exhibition 'Blueprints' at the F.A.C. Modern in Colorado Springs, with professor Bob Palais, University of Utah and local artists. The exhibition included: giant hanging mobile made from recycled materials and castings, D.N.A video projection installation, macro cyanotypes, and 'seed morphing' animations.
Hellen was recently invited to join the Rough Ruby Arts Collective for "Artists creating collaborative inquiry into: identity and the environment, gender lenses on our planet, reflections on society at peace and war."