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Mastermind behind these amazing button installations? Artist Augusto Esquivel. Using only buttons, paint and string, August Esquivel has the ability to create just about anything – from bicycles to toilets to musical instruments – and they look absolutely stunning!

Augusto says, “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…..”

He has the ability to even make us call a toilet “beautiful” – that is true talent.

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