Wednesday, October 27

What This Girl Did With A Box Of Crayons Is Amazing. It Must’ve Taken Forever… But So Worth It.

Sculpture is an impressive form of visual art. It’s a common belief that the biggest or the busiest sculptures are the best. However, that’s not necessarily true. Small, or even tiny, sculptures can be just as impressive. For example, Seattle-based artist Diem Chau is obsessed with tiny things and her micro sculptures are so impressive, all because of their size. Diem carves these sculptures into a medium we’re all familiar with… a favorite childhood toy. Check out her series called “A-Z: Northwest Natives.”

Diem’s A-Z: Northwest Natives were made just using a box of crayons and her incredible talent..

Each little crayon was carved into an animal or letter.

Each letter of the alphabet has a corresponding animal.

The details are incredible.

The exhibition runs through an alphabet of the natural inhabitants of the Northwest US.

So each animal is one that lives in the Northwest.

The Otter is adorable.

And the Painted Turtle is majestic, swimming towards the sunlight.

Diem’s art helps us love the little things in life.

Or more accurately, the tiny things.

BONUS: She doesn’t just carve crayons.

These are some of the carvings she made on the graphite tip of a pencil.

They, too, are stunning.

(H/T The Verge) This is Diem’s Northwest animals of the alphabet: A is for Aquilegia, 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, 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, N is for Northern Spotted Owl, O is for Otter, P is for Painted Turtle, Q is for The Quinault Tribe, R is for Rhododendron, S is for Salmon, T is for Timberwolf, U is for Urchin, V is for Viola, W is for Wolf Eel, X is for Xanthogrammica (or giant green anemone) Y is for Yuma myotis (vesper bat), and Z is for Zapus princeps (the Western jumping mouse). Which is your favorite crayon carving? There are almost too many to choose from. To see more of Diem’s miraculous and tiny works, visit her website, blog or Flickr account.

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