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BUTTONS by Augusto Esquivel

augusto esquivel is a miami-based artist who composes sculptures using hundreds of buttons hanging by wires.
successful creations representing various objects, from candy dispenser to La Joconde. To discover in the future.

9a4db5_c4978df01d86b581c54dab0af117f30e.jpg_srb_p_603_829_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srb monalisa – sewing buttons and monofilament, 2012


1373_92645-Marilynmarilyn monroe – sewing buttons and monofilament, 2014


9a4db5_87b3de7828e6705007d19483b8866049.jpg_srb_p_600_829_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srbwhite oleander details – 2012

born in buenos aires, argentina, 1976

I am often obsessed with comparisons of reality and potential and the balance between them, in art: the idea of chaos in perfect order: an object seemingly solid to the eye can also be fragile and inconsistent to the touch; a common object used to create a piece of art becomes transformed into something complicated and intriguing.

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…”