Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Northwest Natives Alphabet Set: U-Z

Northwest Natives Alphabet Set: U-Z
These are the letters U-Z of my Northwest Natives Alphabet Set.  The full set will be exhibited at G.Gibson Gallery in Seattle.  Since the show is in the Pacific Northwest I thought I'd make a tribute to my neck of the woods. Every letter is paired with species that is native to the PNW (Pacific Northwest).   Please stop by to see the show if you're in town.

Links to the rest of my Northwest Natives Alphabet Set:
The entire set can be seen HERE.

Diem Chau
A-Z: Northwest Natives
August 30th - October 12th, 2013
Artist Reception: Thursday, Sept. 5th,  6-8pm

G. Gibson Gallery
300 S. Washington Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 587-4033

U is for Urchin
U is for Urchin

Urchin 360 View
Urchin 360 View

V is for Viola
V is for Viola
There are MANY native violas in the NW.  They are one of my favorite plants in the garden, truly carefree and well adapted to our region.  The flowers are edible, I love candied violets as well.

Viola 360 View
Viola 360 view
I really enjoyed making these flora-based crayons.  My next alphabet set might have to be plant based...

W is for Wolfeel
W is for Wolf Eel
Scientific Name: Anarrhichthys ocellatus
Common Name: Wolf Eel

Wolfeel 360 View
Wolf Eel 360 View

X is for Xanthogrammica
X is for Xanthogrammica
Scientific Name: Anthopleura xanthogrammica
Common Name: Giant Green Anemone

Xanthogrammica 360 View
Xanthogrammica 360 view

Y is for Yuma myotis
Y is for Yuma myotis
Scientific Name: Yuma myotis (Myotis yumanensis)
Common Name: Vesper Bats or Mouse-eared Bats

Yuma myotis 360 View
Yuma myotis 360 view

Z is for Zapus princeps
Z is for Zapus princeps
Scientific Name: Zapus princeps
Common Name: Western Jumping Mouse

Zapus princeps 360 View
Zapus princeps 360 view

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