Seattle-based artist Diem Chau likes tiny things. Over recent years, she's been working on micro sculptures, creating intricate artworks by whittling down crayons and pencils. Similar in method to the work of Dalton Ghetti, who gained international recognition for his intricate pencil sculptures, Chau's work has a character of its own that leads to a unique style and outcome.
Chau is currently exhibiting a collection called A-Z: Northwest Natives at the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle. As the name hints, the exhibition runs through an alphabet of the natural inhabitants of the Northwest US. C is for Cougar, G is for Grizzly, W is for Wolf Eel, and so on. In addition to the alphabet collection, Chau is also showcasing some of her pencil work, including a stunning graphite chameleon.