It’s people like Miami-based Augusto Esquivel that make me love the creative process. Anyone can make art out of anything; with objects and material that normally wouldn’t come to mind like crayons and old t-shirts. Esquivel uses a medium that I would have never considered to create some spectacular installation art. In the picture above, Esquivel has strung together buttons on a clear wire and creates objects like this piano, a gramophone, and a fire hydrant, among other things. He says “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…..’ “. I believe that quote sums it all up quite nicely. More of his work can be found here.
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