Helen Dunn MRSS
I am motivated to expose what is hidden. Fluctuating light surfaces exhibit physical fluidity where they connect. Recognizing that there is a lens of intimate perception in relation to self in time and space is important contextually to my work. I like to be surprised by what I make.
Hellen studied sculpture at the Royal College of Art where she received the Ray Finnis scholarship to Kyoto, Japan. As recipient of a bursary from the Arts Council of Great Britain for her traveling installation '108 Crystal Lotuses, A Prayer For Peace’ she brought the exhibit to the UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art in 2004 which led to a year long residency at The University of Colorado's Heller Center. Hellen was then awarded the Heller Fellowship at UCCS in 2009 for her educational, integration workshop and exhibit ‘BluePrints’ which exhibited at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs. In 1997 a series of public commissions brought her to the U.S. where she is currently a working artist for Think 360 Arts, Denver, Colorado and Pikes Peak Community College. Most recently Hellen is creating a workspace for casting, carving and ceremony: 'Sky Soul Studio' situated on the high plains of Pueblo, Colorado.
In November 2020 she will be collaborating with The Rough Ruby Artists Collective
http://www.roughrubyartscollective.com/ for the exhibition: Exo Sanctuaries Comprised of multiple congruent, environmentally-inspired installations, Exo-Sanctuaries explores concepts of humanity as both integral to and distinct from the natural world. The viewer is invited to become part of the work while traveling through each separate but related space. Renditions of natural forces become atmospheric, visceral, installation based works which seek to immerse the visitor. at The Sangre De Cristo Arts Center sdc-arts.org
As part of this exhibit she will be curating 'Ofrenda Cominidad' in association with The Pikes Peak Community 'Seedlings' festival and the Water Tower Place in Pueblo https://www.pueblowatertowerplace.com/.