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DeDe Larue is a contemporary mixed media artist renown for her work with animals, and in particular dogs. The artist has been portraying dogs for four decades.

The artist often creates works using actual Volkswagen Doors.

LaRue takes commission just in case you would like to immortalize your four legged friend.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.ddlarue.com/

LaRue is based out of Edgewater, Colorado.

Price range information: Works range from $500 to $10,000.

The artist’s process of creation is what she calls Neo-cartonnage. Her style is loosely based on the past Egyptian culture of mummies and rituals for preparing a body for burial after someone in power had passed away.

DeDe LaRue does a great job at capturing the energy and emotions of pets. Having seen her works in person the hair of the dogs seems to be a mop, but the artist is able to “freeze” the mop in place so that it looks as if the dog is actually moving! LaRue spent time working as a dog groomer, and this experience is shown at how lifelike the end result is.

 

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