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Suspended Button Sculptures

Augusto Esquivel Visited Grandmothers' Sewing Boxes for Inspiration

— December 11, 2011 — Art & Design
Something as little as a button can create mesmerizing sculptures, as shown by Miami-based artist Augusto Esquivel. These art pieces are eye-catching, as they are formed by millions of colored buttons suspended in the air. Using fastener and fishing line, Esquivel creates life-size designs.

The collection of little plastic piece gives life to extraordinary replicas of objects like fire extinguishers, horns, pianos, stools, candy balls and even a self-portrait of the artist. The creator declares, "Like an atom in a molecule, each button serves and shapes the whole." Each button is essential to keep the whole design together. Also, even though each button is different, together they form a unity, making these sculptures relevant to understand concepts of unity and teamwork.

Augusto Esquivel found art and beauty in grandmothers' richest treasures: sewing boxes.
Trend Themes
1. Button Sculptures - Artists are using buttons to create mesmerizing sculptures with millions of colored plastic pieces suspended in the air.
2. Sustainable Art - Using plastic buttons to create art encourages recycling and upcycling, reducing waste and promoting sustainability.
3. Unity and Teamwork - Making sculptures out of individual buttons that come together to create a whole promotes concepts of unity and teamwork.
Industry Implications
1. Art - The art industry can incorporate the use of buttons and other everyday objects as a medium to create unique and sustainable art pieces.
2. Sustainability - Sustainability-driven companies can partner with artists to create unique sculptures out of recycled materials to promote eco-friendly practices.
3. Education - Schools and educational institutions can use button sculpture installations to teach concepts of unity, teamwork, and sustainability to students in a visually captivating way.
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