Dede LaRue is a visionary. She is a self-taught, mixed media artist whose work has been featured in galleries, publications and on television. Using a combination of sturdy, lightweight material, including wire, wood, paper mache, gypsum, fiberglass, and air brushed enamel, Dede creates striking free-standing interior and wall sculptures which explore the complex relationships between animals, humankind and their environments.. Sometimes whimsical and sometimes challenging, Dede’s eye- catching animals combine a fearless point of view with a respect for the dignity inherent in all animal species.
She states, “As the human race’s relationship to the world becomes ever more complex and technological, I feel it becomes increasingly important to attune our emotional and spiritual connections to nature.”