KAREN LA DU
• Teaching • Text • Image • 1981 through 2018 •
My journey to date has been a creative one both in the studio and in daily life. Philosophy: Making Art is not just making images come alive, it is finding the beauty in the mundane, elevating quotidienne* necessities to a higher plane.
I always had someone to teach and inspire me: embroidering and painting with Nana, sewing, baking and making play dough with Mom, silk screening and drawing floor plans with Dad. These powerful learning experiences came from hands on work. My family and teachers taught me perseverance, to pay attention to detail, the pleasure of an aesthetically pleasing environment and the satisfaction of a job well done.
Childhood summers were spent at our family summer home built by my Grandparents, “Nana & Pops” on a beautiful barrier island. Summer was filled with cousins, friends, sun, storms, shells, sea glass, gulls, fishes, boats, sandcastles and lots of love. As an adult I lived here alone; enjoying daily walks on the beach with my German Shepherd, Mimser. I was later blessed to introduce my only child to this unique place, sharing memories and watching her make her own.
This site began as an electronic catalog of my work in anticipation of resettling and seeking work in Washington, DC. I soon realized it had become autobiographical both textually and visually. The everyday life, travel and career experiences, the evolution of my creative process is all here reflecting my journey to date.
*quotidienne, [kwō tē’ dē en] French adj. Daily, Everyday
My evolution as
Educator • Author • Visual Artist
continues here at karenladu.com
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