Augusto Esquivel: Button Sculptures

7 Dec
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Miami-based artist Augusto Esquivel is apparently quite a showstopper at Art Basel Miami this year, and it’s no wonder. His impressive sculptures made by  hanging sewing buttons from, what looks like, fishing line to create a piano, harp, gramophone, toilet and more, definitely seem difficult to go unnoticed.

From the artist’s statement:
I realize how insignificant and small a simple sewing button can be as it lays in my grandmother’s sewing box, but at the same time how unique and precious it can become as part of a work of art. Like an atom in a molecule, each button serves and shapes the whole. I hold the button to my ear and it whispers to me, “I want to be…..”

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2 Responses to “Augusto Esquivel: Button Sculptures”

  1. Pigeon Heart December 9, 2011 at 1:14 am #

    wow. time consuming and so unique. excellent find.

  2. A. Hardy January 20, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    Awesome! I shared this with my students. Thanks for posting.

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