Sunday, May 31, 2009

Found Art

This old sample card of buttons is a great example, in my opinion, of 'found art'. I was browsing the Sunday Antique Market last week and saw it cast away in an old box of odds & ends. It obviously was tossed there as something of no consequence... an incomplete (at that) card of buttons... and what use could they provide being only one of each?

Well, I saw this item quite differently. The colors, the rhythm created by the positioning of the buttons, the typography and numbering elements all looked like a work of art to me. I loved the three dimensional aspect of it and saw the potential in the subtle shadows that would appear once this was hung on the wall...

I happily made my purchase as the seller shrugged at my interest. I love this piece but I also love presenting it in my shop.

This is what makes selling vintage fun.

8 comments:

Tim Irving said...

It would be a shame to use them, I'd frame the card.

abeachcottage said...

hmmm definitely found art, love them, especially great that you got to find them with the card, love it when that happens

Sarah

Waterrose said...

ohhh I don't know how you do it...sell it. Probably why I have a room of stuff that may never see the light of day again in decades! LOL

greavesdesign said...

haha Rose!
the way I do it is by telling myself another treasure is coming my way and sure enough, it always does!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

What a wonderful example of found art! You have quite an eye for artistry, as seen in the great finds you have in your shop. I would totally frame the button art work -- the typography and glossiness really appeal to me.

grecian goldsmith said...

What a great find! It is that much sweeter when the seller finds it worthless--like a rescue of hidden and unappreciated beauty. :)

Ursula said...

These are gorgeous, and the composition is perfect! I love how the colored buttons just glow in your photograph.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment! I'll add you to my reader and I hope to see more of your finds...

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