Chan Luu’s work is the result of what she terms a ‘dance’ between her creative vision, informed by a powerful trio of color, form, and shape, and the artisanal skills of the craftspeople who realize her pieces. Chan sees opportunity and finds inspiration everywhere, but nowhere more than in the people on the streets, in cities as remote as Istanbul and Saigon and Jaipur. Inspiration can come from the pattern in a piece of clothing or a decorative art that she then takes away and reworks to give it contemporary expression and meaning. As a painter, she sees the potential in things that the untrained, less sensitive eye cannot. As a visionary she sees far beyond.