The Delicate Art of Diem Chau

Diem Chau-porcelain bowl

 

Yesterday I came across the beautiful & delicate work of Diem Chau.

Diem works in a variety of media – but stays true to ‘Tiny Things’ across all of these, her beautiful little carvings on top of a pencil, carved Crayolas and the beautiful lines on her porcelain pieces.

Her show at Milan’s Galleria Patricia Armocida opened recently – a beautiful exhibition, making every piece stand out like the treasure it is.

Originally from Vietnam, she studied and lives in the USA, where she has exhibited widely. She describes herself as an artist, doll collector, tinkerer:) She had a rough start as a child of only 6 year old, fled from Vietnam together with her parents, via Thailand and the Philippines as a refugee. Read more about her experiences here: http://tinyhaus.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/arrival-in-seatac-airport-1986.html

And as the refugee debate still rages here in Australia, we’d do well to remember the contributions of so many of our own refugees, from all countries, and the hardship they had to endure to be able to secure a better future for their children!

Diem-Chau-Crayola Carvings

Crayola Carvings

Diem-Chau-Porcelain bowl - Toothpicks & Paper

Diem-Chau-Porcelain bowl – Toothpicks & Paper

Diem-Chau-Pencil Carving

Diem-Chau-Pencil Carving

Diem Chau-porcelain bowl

Diem Chau-Porcelain bowl-Silk thread

Check out Diem’s blog, allow a little time when you do, there is much to see, read and get inspired by!

 

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