Ann Carrington is a renowned British artist famous for embracing everyday objects of the sort we ignore: buttons; coins; clothing; safety pins. In perhaps her most striking work, the artist, whose clients have included Sir Elton John and Gwyneth Paltrow, uses pearl buttons to create giant depictions of a British postage stamp called the Pearly Queens. What do you think of her work? I find it fascinating how she can turn mundane timeless objects into such beautiful contemporary artwork. Although her work is quite pricey, she does sell limited edition prints of some of her main pieces which can be purchased over the internet starting from US$410.
Royal Jubilee Banner
The Royal Jubilee Banner, made from half a million golden buttons on crimson velvet, was commissioned for the Royal Barge for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee this past June 5th.