When I saw these tiny carvings, I thought that Dalton Ghetti has added some new works to his incredible series of pencil tip sculptures. However, it turns out that these beautiful sculptures were actually carved by Vietnamese-American artist Diem Chau.

The sculpture artwork of an elephant was made after Diem saw the photos of Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John’s, killing endangered animals on safari in Africa. “I was enraged and disgusted,” says Diem on her blog. “I wanted to make something beautiful and sad. I feel his loneliness.”

The second detailed artwork called “The Raven & The Sun” is based on the Native American myth of how the Raven stole the Sun and gave light to the world.

Diem’s lead pencil carvings are so well executed that it makes me sad that there are only two of these unique artworks. Now I’m bookmarking her blog and will continue to refresh it everyday till I see more amazing pencil artworks!

Website: diemchau.com | Blog: tinyhaus.blogspot.com | Via: thisiscolossal

Raven & The Sun

“This piece is based on the Native American myth of how the Raven stole the Sun and gave light to the world.”

The Last Elephant

This piece was made after Diem saw the photos of Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John’s, killing endangered animals on safari in Africa. “I was enraged and disgusted,” says Diem on her blog. “I wanted to make something beautiful and sad.  I feel his loneliness.”

For more pencil tip sculptures, be sure to check out the work of Dalton Ghetti.