I am sure all of us, regardless of age, still and always remember the Alphabet song. This similar tune passed on to generations is as if carved in our systems. Speaking of carvings, Diem Chau has a brand new creation. A Washington based artist, Chau has created a complete set of Alphabets carvings on crayons. Cute is the word that defines this project. However, the master craftsmanship surely gets a wow from us all.
Chau has always loved Alphabets and specially fonts. With this project, she pays homage to her passion. Not only did she carve all the Alphabets on crayons, she made a carving whose name starts from each Alphabet. For example, a crayon with “C” carved on it will be accompanied by another one, carved into a cat.
Chau has come up with a very innovative way to indulge young children in education. Such a project will keep the children occupied and make learning a lot more fun. The attention to detail in these carvings is mesmerizing. The project is a big step towards not only educating children more creatively, but also triggering the creative potentials within them.
Chau is holding an exhibition from 5thApril to 18thMay 2013 at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago. It is highly recommended that all the families with young children in that neighborhood visit the exhibition so that their children can witness this amazing art. Sometimes, words cannot deliver what visuals can. Children who otherwise lack interest in learning with words are definitely in for a joy ride. What’s not to like? Crayons are liked by all children; there is color, shapes and a whole new learning experience waiting to enlighten your child. So Chicago, take some time out of your busy schedules and introduce your children to a new world of A B C.
Check out the Chau’s art pieces.
via Diem Chau’s blog