Sunday, March 16, 2008

Story of an Artist

Today's issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine has a short feature on Brooklynite (by way of Seattle) David Alhadeff, owner of the Williamsburg design store The Future Perfect. (Side note: Alhadeff is a long-established Seattle family name best known, at least by me, because Morris Alhadeff ran Longacres for 41 years.) Here's one of the things they mention in the article:
Seattle is one of Alhadeff’s favorite hunting grounds. His most recent designer find is Diem Chau, who creates her "Storytelling" crayon sculptures ($199 each) using a woodblock carving knife. "I’m fascinated when everyday objects become works of art."
Diem Chau has been doing great stuff for awhile now—but it's nice to peer over your morning coffee and see her getting some much-deserved attention in the country's paper of record. I love her work and was bummed to be on the wrong coast to catch her most recent show at OKOK Gallery in Ballard.

Check out her website for more images and information.

Storytelling Crayons image courtesy Howard House and Diem Chau

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