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Diem Chau’s Crayons Carved As The 12 Chinese Zodiacs

above: individually hand carved crayons that represent the 12 symbols of the Chinese Zodiac.

I can’t seem to get enough of the very talented Diem Chau‘s unusual work. While her porcelain work is amazing, it’s her carved crayola crayons that continue to blow me away.

Chinese Zodiac Carved Crayons by Diem Chau

I have blogged about her carved crayons in the past, but recently she tackled the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac which are now on exhibit at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago along with many of her ceramic works in a show named Sojourn.

First, the 12 symbols of the Chinese Zodiac:
12 symbols of the chinese zodiac

Now, Diem Chau’s Zodiac Crayons:
diem chau zodiac crayons

She began with the monkey on the far right (note how she wrote on the crayons which was to become which animal):
diem chau zodiac crayons

and once they were finished, she mounted each carved crayon on a wood pedestal for exhibition:
diem chau zodiac crayons
above: all twelve Chinese Zodiac crayons, finished and mounted.

I have close ups and detailed images of all but the Dog, Dragon, Horse, Ox, and Rabbit.

The Goat:
the goat diem chau zodiac crayons
carved crayons

The Monkey:
diem chau zodiac crayons
Monkey crayon

The Pig:
diem chau zodiac crayons
diem chau art

The Rat:
Diem Chau's Zodiac Crayons
Rat carved crayon

The Rooster:
diem chau zodiac crayons

The Snake:
diem chau zodiac crayons snake

and this year, the Tiger:
chinese zodiacsTiger carved crayon

Diem Chau

Be sure to check out her porcelain pieces in the following show:
Packer Schopf Gallery
February 19th – March 27th
942 W. Lake
Chicago, IL 60607