Lau is a Pre-school art teacher and self taught artist. Born prematurely, ( often noted in individuals possessing a mercurial nature) on the 1st of March 1987 in Parow, South Africa. She relocated to Hanoi, in the Summer of 2013 – a time she describes as a process of immense healing, and worked as a Kindergarten Teacher – following in the footsteps of one of her own childhood heroes, Miss Honey from ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl and refers to Hanoi as the city that loved her back.
Her interest in psychology specifically the ‘effects of childhood trauma into adulthood’ and how it shapes our understanding of the world is the backbone of her work. Transitioning between abstract whimsical themes and plunging into a realm of reality based fiction. We are made up of Stories – particles from our past constantly changing and shifting are still part of the collective present and serve as reminders of our former self and shapes us into who we are now.
Her work has been described as naive, whimsical with dark undertones. She now lives in Paarl with her partner and cat Luna and can be found at her studio in Paarl on most days