Art April, 4 2013

Diem Chau Colourful Carved Crayon Alphabet

Seattle Artist Diem Chau continues her obsession with the carving of crayons, introducing this bright set taking us from A to Z with a few animals thrown in for good measure. Having used the medium in the past to  create tiny portraits, this new set will be shown at in Chicago at Packer Schopf Gallery in a new exhibition opening on Friday. “I’ve been wanting to make a set of Alphabet crayons for a long time.  I’ve always been drawn to illustrated alphabets.  Maybe it’s the Fontophile in me, but I find an extreme satisfaction in seeing a well made set of ABC’s.”