I love buttons and I'm pretty fond of portraiture too, so imagine my delight when I came across the work of Californian artist Lisa Kokin who uses buttons and other found objects to create portraits. Awesome.
Buttons and mixed media, imitation sinew, waxed linen, chicken wire
41 X 29-1/2, 2004
Buttons, thread, rug canvas, 33 x 13, 2003
|Detail of Nineteen Sixty|
Buttons and mixed media, thread, imitation sinew, 81 x 50, 2005
She also creates work by sewing together found photographs which I am very much down with.
Sewn found photographs, found text, 9 x 9 x 4-1/2, 2000
Check out the rest of her inspiring work on her website www.lisakokin.com/