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Meet the artist behind dhSeadragon Distinctive Designs…

Dadra Hunt … aka ‘dhSeadragon’


Dadra Hunt has been sculpting metal under the pseudonym dhSeadragon, for many years.  She says, Creating art has always been a passion of mine and metal work seems to resonate with me the most.  I love taking hard, seemingly impassive, sheets of metal and watching the face of a dog, or the wings of a bird emerge from their metallic beginnings”.  She is particularly fond of working with steel, but sometimes works with aluminum, brass, and copper as well. She gives life to her art by incorporating multiple techniques such as:  layering, texturing, shaping, and color. Sometimes other elements are added such as stained glass, beads, and feathers.

She has created many different types of metal sculptures from large, abstract pieces, to smaller, more intricate works of art.  Her art has evolved over time as she honed her craft to portray very realistic representations of  pets, birds, and wildlife.  “I have tried my hand at projects such as gates, doors, and furniture, but it is with the creation of distinctive wildlife sculptures and custom pet portraits that I feel I have found my niche.”

When not in the studio working on the next dhSeadragon Distinctive Design, she can be found out on a hiking trail, or playing on the water, enjoying the wonders of Mother Nature.  “I feel fortunate to have been able to see so many beautiful things in this world.  My art is a reflection of the sights, words, and ideas that I internalize and carry with me”.

“My dogs often accompany me on my adventures.  They are a big part of my life and cheerleaders of my art.  Naturally I had to create art that revolved around them.”   dhSeadragon For Furry Friends contains  pet related art, while Stately Statues houses her wildlife sculptures. 

As a supporter of people and places that care for, and find homes for less fortunate pets, or help rehabilitate and protect wildlife, a portion of all proceeds goes to one of her favorite pet or wildlife charities.

dhSeadragon Community Involvement and Charitable Events

Working with the Phoenix Zoo for their ZooFari dinner and silent auction

Paws & Pints in conjunction with local breweries in Mesa, Scottsdale, & Ahwatukee, AZ – to help raise money for pet rescue and adoption events.

Liberty Wildlife of Scottsdale, AZ – Wishes for Wildlife charitable event.

Annual participant with Lost Our Home Foundation of Tempe, AZ – Holiday Champagne Brunch, silent auction, and pet rescue.

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA Animal Rescue – Christmas for Critters charitable event

An annual participant in the Global Day of Giving. Some the events include:  Working with Wild at Heart of Cave Creek, AZ – helping build new homes for displaced/relocated burrowing owls.  Partnering with Halo Pet Rescue in Phoenix Arizona: washing up, walking, playing with, and, in general, comforting pets as they await their furever homes.

An annual participant of the Shemer Art Center’s Furry Friends and Fine Art Affair in the beautiful Arcadia district, Arizona.  The event features, local artisans and vendors, as well as the Humane Societies Mobile Pet Rescue Van with adoptable pups and kitties.  A portion of the proceeds go toward pet rescues for their continued efforts.