It’s a simple material that when combined and suspended, creates an intriguing way of developing a sculptural form. What is the material?? Buttons!
Miami artist Augusto Esquivel is known for his work that suspends buttons using filament to create a moving and airy form. On his website, Esquivel commented about using seemingly insignificant materials to create artwork: “A common object used to create a piece of art becomes transformed into something complicated and intriguing.”
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In his newer work, he has been using the technique to create mosaic portraits of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe. A previous series of musical instrument recreations was completed in 2011 and included an upright piano and a stand-up bass.