Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Button Wednesday : Tom Stogdon

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

Today I show you the beautiful slate button art by Tom Stogdon. Tom was born in a London greengrocers family and started his sculpting career with fruit. He became frustrated with the ephemeral nature of fruit and also felt that people were not taking the work seriously and as a consequence started to explore other materials. He is now working with stone, metal, and sometimes plants, if there is no need for longevity. He writes: "Elements of the original construction process with fruit still have much significance in my work today. The pieces I make vary in size and stature, but each is made up of many smaller component parts, which are in turn wrestled into a larger containing space". Some of his smaller components are slate buttons, and that is how I found Tom's work. Have a look at his wonderful creations and imagine having your home and garden decorated by Tom's work; well you can always dream, isn't it ?

Buttons on Oak Slab

Sea Buttons in White Frame

Rolling Buttons

Counting table

Button circle

(pictures are from Tom Stogdon, Fashion Foie Gras, and Eves & Lewis Landscape Design, respectively)

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 !!


X by Leina Neima said...

Wonderful button art, thanks for sharing!

tenderblue said...

Fantastic! I love the Button circle, what a wonderful work, thanks for sharing!!

Joanne said...

Simply marvellous! Thanks for another wonderful button post Petronella! :)

PetitPlat Miniature Food - Stephanie Kilgast said...

very beautiful indeed!

Jullianna B said...

WOW! I`m speechless!

OnePerfectDay said...

Very impressive!

Katerina said...

This is just so georgeous. I love the button circle most.