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…..”

- Augusto Esquivel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Comment by Marie Weichman on February 24, 2012 at 9:55pm

Impressive.  Must share with my students!  

Comment by Thea Clark on February 14, 2012 at 11:06am

I came across his work online recently, wonderful!! Thanks for sharing it here.

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Mixed media sculpture based on my son Ky's childhood.
Copper, earthenware, encaustic, mica, teeth, resin, patina.
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