Musician Creates Celebrity Portraits with A large number of Suspended Buttons

Artist Augusto Esquivel is an expert at transforming mundane objects straight into spectacular works of art. One of his specialties is working with standard sewing control keys, which he uses to create stunning, larger-than-life celebrity portraits.

Augusto’s technique is as tedious since you’d imagine – it’s not an easy arranging thousands of buttons to form a good easily recognisable pattern. To create a one portrait, he starts off by suspending hundreds of monofilament strings from the ceiling. Then, he threads black, white and grey buttons into all those strings in a particular order.

Individually, these strings may not amount to much. But this is where Augusto works his magic – when he brings the strings jointly, pixelated images of popular symbols emerge. Some of his most notable functions include button portraits of celebrities like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Salvador Dali and James Leader.


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