Artist Diem Chau’s 'Northwest Natives' alphabet set is a series of micro-sculptures made out of colorful drawing implements.

Vietnam-born artist Diem Chau‘s ‘Northwest Natives Alphabet Set’ is a collection of colorful Crayola crayons that have been carved into a species native to the Pacific Northwest. Every letter is paired with a different species as a tribute to the artist’s neck of the woods.

The full set is being exhibited at the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle. It ranges from A for Aquilegia (Columbine) to Z for Zapus princeps (Western Jumping Mouse). The alphabet set includes a bald eagle, a cougar, an elk, a grizzly bear, a killer whale, a mountain goat, a northern spotted owl, an otter, and a timberwolf.

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