Augusto Esquivel creates incredible three-dimensional sculptures out of thousands of sewing buttons. These suspended buttons form the shapes of flowers, musical instruments, fire hydrants, toilets, and other amazing objects.
This work must have taken a lot of time and measurement. Frankly, I wouldn’t be able to resist the urge to plunge my hand in there and shake them up like a bead curtain!
Augusto himself tells: “ I am often obsessed with comparisons of reality and potential and the balance between them, in art…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”.