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The Alphabet & Northwest Native Flora and Fauna Carved Into Crayons by Diem Chau.

In honor of her gallery showing at the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle, artist Diem Chau has carved yet another amazing set of crayons. This time, it's the complete alphabet along with flora and fauna (and a person or two) corresponding to each of the 26 letters and all related to the Great Northwest.

above: N for Northern Spotted Owl, from all angles

An incredible amount of work went into these carvings and Diem says she had a lot of fun learning about her native species, some are which were favorites and others were completely new to her.

above: D for Dogwood, from all angles

Letters A-G:

A is for Aquilegia (Columbine)
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 Bear

above: B is for Bald Eagle, from all angles

Letters H-M:

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

Letters N-T:

N is for Northern Spotted Owl
O is for Otter
P is for Painted Turtle
Q is for Quinault Tribe
R is for Rhododendron
S is for Salmon
T is for Timberwolf

above: O is for Otter, from all angles

Letters U-Z:

U is for Urchin
V is for Viola
W is for Wolf Eel
X is for Xanthogrammica (Giant Green Anemone)
Y is for Yuma myotis (Vesper Bat)
Z is for Zapus princeps (Western Jumping Mouse)

above: V is for Vesper Bat, from all angles

The entire set will be on view at an upcoming show in Seattle.

Diem Chau
A-Z: Northwest Natives
August 30th - October 12th, 2013
Artist Reception: Thursday, Sept. 5th, 6-8pm
G. Gibson Gallery
300 S. Washington Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 587-4033

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