Jan 6, 2014

Artist Carves Entire Alphabet Into Set of Crayons

alphabet carved into crayons by diem chau (10)

Artwork by DIEM CHAU
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The Northwest Natives Alphabet Set by Diem Chau is an incredible collection of 52 individually carved crayons representing every letter of the alphabet along with an associated word starting with each letter.

The artworks were completed for an exhibition last year at the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle. Since the show was in the Pacific Northwest, Chau decided to pair every letter with a species that was native to the area. On her blog, she remarks that ‘X’ and ‘Z’ were especially challenging.

Chau (featured previously), a Vietnam native, came with her family to the United States as refugees in 1986. After receiving her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, she has since exhibited her work in New York, Miami, Seattle and Los Angeles.

You can find much more of her work at the online links below.

 

DIEM CHAU
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1. A-G

alphabet carved into crayons by diem chau (3)

Artwork by DIEM CHAU
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A is for Aquilegia (Columbine)
B is for Bald Eagle
C is for Cougar
D is for Dogwood
E is for Elk
F is for Fox
G is for Grizzly Bear

 

2. H-M

alphabet carved into crayons by diem chau (4)

Artwork by DIEM CHAU
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H is for Heron
I is for Iris
J is for Juniper
K is for Killer Whale
L is for Lynx
M is for Mountain Goat

 

3. N-T

alphabet carved into crayons by diem chau (7)

Artwork by DIEM CHAU
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N is for Northern Spotted Owl
O is for Otter
P is for Painted Turtle
Q is for Quinault Tribe
R is for Rhododendron
S is for Salmon
T is for Timberwolf

 

4. U-Z

alphabet carved into crayons by diem chau (12)

Artwork by DIEM CHAU
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U is for Urchin
V is for Viola
W is for Wolf Eel
X is for Xanthogrammica (Giant Green Anemone)
Y is for Yuma myotis (Vesper Bat)
Z is for Zapus princeps (Western Jumping Mouse)

 

5. ‘D’ is for Dogwood

alphabet carved into crayons by diem chau (2)
 
alphabet carved into crayons by diem chau (1)

Artwork by DIEM CHAU
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6. ‘Q’ is for the Quinault Tribe

alphabet carved into crayons by diem chau (6)
 
alphabet carved into crayons by diem chau (5)

Artwork by DIEM CHAU
diemchau.com | Facebook | Blog

 

7. ‘Z’ is for Zapus princeps (Western Jumping Mouse)

alphabet carved into crayons by diem chau (11)
 
alphabet carved into crayons by diem chau (8)

Artwork by DIEM CHAU
diemchau.com | Facebook | Blog

 

Northwest Natives Alphabet Set by Diem Chau

alphabet carved into crayons by diem chau (9)

Artwork by DIEM CHAU
diemchau.com | Facebook | Blog

 

 

 

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