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…..”