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Button Celebrity Portraits by Augusto Esquivel

Miami-based artist Augusto Esquivel has composed a series of monochromatic portraits of the most iconic figures by using hundreds of sewing buttons and multiple threads of monofilament. The purpose of utilizing a small object is to display how one singular item can represent a whole. Esquivel says on his website:

“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…..’”

via Augusto Esquivel