These jaw-dropping art pieces are the work of Lauren Levy, whose exhibit, “Beneath the Palm of my Hand” is opening tonight at the d berman gallery in Austin, Texas. The exhibit, Levy says, ” represents adaptation and change. The idea that change can occur slowly at first and then in an instant be different is interesting.” Her bio reveals where how her fascination with buttons first started.
When I was small and visiting my great grandmother, I was rewarded for good behavior by being allowed to play in the button box. Buttons are for me the perfect medium for personifying the notions of loss, joy, grief, tenderness and consequent insanity of these extremes.