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Diem Chau: Storytelling

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Carved crayons on wood base, Installation view, 2005 by Diem Chau

These beautiful sculptures carved from crayons are by Vietnamese born artist, Diem Chau. I love the strong narrative inherent in these pieces, the use of colour and scale, and the adoption of the humble Crayola crayon, carefully crafted into these evocative figures. 

Diem Chau describes himself as an artist whose medium is stories. Having experienced a somewhat nomadic childhood with little material possession, he discovered the importance of stories shared with loved ones. 

"Each story is a journey that gives us greater understanding of our past and our culture. Each story is a thread that connects us to each other, the storyteller holding one end and the audience the other." - Diem Chau

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