Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Button Wednesday : Button Trees



It is Wednesday again, so it's BUTTON DAY on my blog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Today it's about button trees. I showed you already some the great art trees from Ran Hwang. The present post is about some smaller trees. The first picture is from Lisa Jordan alias lilfishstudios on Flickr; she played with some fabulous buttons and the result was this lovely tree !

And Christian Church, alias Christian BC on Flickr, photographed this prickly one in the Belhaven Memorial Museum in Belhaven, North Carolina, which holds the collections of Mrs. Eva Blount Way, a seriously eccentric woman who simply couldn't throw anything away.....


This gorgeous tree is made by Gregory “Mr. Imagination” Warmack, which he gave a s a gift in 2000 to the American Folk Art Museum on Manhattan in New York City. The understructure of Button Tree is the limb of an old tree that the artist rescued from the streets and set in a base festooned with bottle caps. Dismayed that the tree had been the victim of development, he was resolved to “save part of it.” Warmack worked on the piece a little at a time, nailing buttons onto the wood one by one in a laborious process that took years to complete.Pictures are from christiNYCa and Lori L. Stalteri.


And if you want to make a tiny button tree yourself, this charming tutorial from Lee Meredith can help you out !



Have you seen a lovely, beautiful, stunning, crazy button or button-related thingy, or did you make something with a button / buttons, or did you even make buttons yourself, blog about it on your blog on Wednesday, and give the link here in the comments so that everybody can enjoy it !!

7 comments:

Alexandra K. said...

This looks so cool! I just love that everyone has so many ideas to transfer buttons into trees=)

Erika Price said...

Incredible button trees - and a great tutorial, thank you!

Star of the East said...

Love the tree at the Folk Art Museum!

Here are our buttons
http://star-of-the-east.blogspot.com/2011/08/button-family.html

Colours and Textures said...

Great post and good to see teh close ups of the Folk Art museum tree.

matchstickgirl said...

o my stars ...!!! woderful ...

Love the first button tree!!!!

artangel said...

Oh I love them all - what amazing work!

I like to use the odd button or three in my own artwork, but I'd have to collect for years more before I could attempt something like those trees!

Nauli said...

So cool as always!