Artist Augusto Esquivel is obsessed by sewing buttons and use them as part of this art. Like an atom in a molecule, each button serves and shapes the whole. Amazing work!
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. I hold the button to my ear and it whispers to me, “I want to be…..”