Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Koumpounophobia?

It's funny how one thing can lead to another, isn't it? It happens a lot while perusing the Internet. I was roaming around, trying to find a button-worthy topic to write about here and was lead to a blog post about a (button) artist by the name of Augusto Esquivel. 

I followed the link and was lead to his website where his amazing installations/sculptures are shown.

 Candy store

Coke machine

 Piano

Fountain

My favorite!

Noticing the word "Koumpounophobia" under his name and wondering what it meant, I looked it up online and found that it means a fear of buttons. It may be a textural phobia (plastic buttons), fear of accidentally swallowing or inhaling small buttons, or a phobia of old buttons, as they may harbor germs.

So, as one thing lead to another, a few things were learned today.

6 comments:

Laurie said...

I love this -- how awesome! What an incredible amount of work, too -- whew!

Kathy said...

LOVE this post - thank you for sharing!

tam said...

Wow I feel good when I make a pair of earings!
tam@ spinstersnacks.com

Tami Hacker said...

Incredible art & talent, thanks for sharing with us!

I don't have Koumpounophobia as I LOVE buttons!

Curtains in My Tree said...

very interesting to see
thanks for sharing

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Those are sooo amazing!!! I love the ducky too. I also love buttons, but just to look at in a jar...LOL
I want to thank you for the most lovely comment on my doll. Thank you so much.
Blessing,
Marie Antoinette

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