Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Diem Chau

I saw these adorable Crayola crayon sculptures at Lola Home in Berkeley, CA. It's the same spot I found those hand-felted river rocks in.

Diem Chau was born in Saigon, Vietnam and moved to the United States with her family as refugees in 1986. She graduated with a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and has received an Artist Trust GAP Grant and a PONCHO Artist-in-Residence Award.

She turns regular every day crayons into delicate portraits, and when we were at the store, the sales clerk told us she even did custom portraits. One couple commissioned her to create portraits in their favorite Crayola colors.

I love that these still have some of the wrapper on them, as if by slowly peeling it away you reveal the tiny sculpture inside.

Her current work involves ceramic plates and silk thread - beautiful stuff.

1 comment:

ana dane said...

these are so outstanding. why didn't i think of this?!