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A phoenix in flight, expressed in pointillist style with buttons.

The artist, who got started in this medium from catching sight of a pile of discarded buttons.

Escaping reality with whimsical button pictures

Nov 14, 2014 5:50 AM

IN this age of machines, do clothes manufacturers - even the top fashion brands - have human tailors sewing on buttons in their apparel anymore?

If not, there is Korean artist Ran Hwang, who gets into this humble practice in her art - not that she sews. It's more that she hammers her raw