Mini animals carved in the wood and graphite of carpenter pencils [10 pictures]

By Abraham Piper


As an artist, Diem Chau focuses on the tiny. We’ve recently seen her alphabet series carved in crayon.

Her mini-sculptures formed at the tips of carpenters’ pencils are even more remarkable. They are currently on display at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago. Here is a sampling…

And here’s a bonus sculpture that isn’t an animal but that I had to include because it’s fantastic…