Monday, March 17, 2008

The Artful Home: Diem Chau

I'm absolutely fascinated by these embroidered china pieces by Seattle artist Diem Chau, who came to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam when she was a child.

In the artist's own words, her work "combines common mediums and common means to create delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form ... exploring the periphery of narrative, moments forgotten and faded, or too brief to retain."

I simply love the interplay of materials -- the hard, glossy porcelain juxtaposed against the soft, delicate, hand-rendered stitchery. In a word: Breathtaking.

Take a look:

See more of Chau's work right here.

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