type tuesday: Diem Chau

Crayon carvings by Diem Chau

Crayon carvings by Diem Chau

Diem Chau's cover of UPPERCASE issue #11.

Diem Chau's cover of UPPERCASE issue #11.

Diem Chau's incredible crayon carvings are on display at the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle. "Since the show is in the Pacific Northwest I thought I'd make a tribute to my neck of the woods," Diem says about the work. "Every letter is paired with species that is native to the Pacific Northwest."

We were honoured to have Diem's work grace our cover a few years ago, on issue #11. (Still available for purchase in our online shop! Issue #11 features labour-intensive art-making as well as sharp objects. Click here to flip through a low res preview.) 

 

E is for elk.

E is for elk.

The detail that Diem achieves in her carvings is amazing!  She has posted closer views of the project on her blog. For details about the exhibition, please visit her website.