Surfing on the internet I found the most incredible button artist you can ever imagine. Her name is Ran Hwang and she is from Korea. Her enormous wall displays are beautiful scenes like flowered trees, Chinese vases or Birds that,
as you look closely, suddenly appear to be made entirely of pinned buttons.
Her art works have a subtle but dramatic look and I love it all. Better than to describe it I will let her talk by herself and show you some pictures of her work.
Ran Hwang says: "My immense wall installations are extremely time consuming and repetitive manual work. This is a form of meditative practice that helps me to find inner peace. Pins ure used to hold buttons onto the surface to form a silhouetted image. No adhesive is used so that buttons are free to stay and move, which implies the genetic human tendency to be irresolute. I use buttons, because they are common and ordinary, like the existence of human beings."
I would love to see her work in real, so I am gathering all the information I can get of her and her ART. If you ever see something from her, please take a picture for me. And if you ever read or hear something about her, please let me know.
Websites I used for this review:
Kashya Hildebrand, Zürich: Artists Represented - Ran Hwang
Buttons and Pins - Ran Hwang