artist Augusto Esquivel

Augusto Esquivel now showing at Art Miami art fair.
His Upright Piano (above) was made from 60 lbs of black and 30,000 white sewing buttons, monofilament and acrylic.

From the artist’s statement:
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. 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…..”