Bouton is made of thousands of buttons, beads, and dismantled pieces of jewelry strung on wire and attached to a metal frame. Bouton is suspended from the ceiling via a pulley and requires at least a minimum 12 foot ceiling for proper hanging. An LED interior light highlights the sculpture from the inside. Bouton is created exclusively from reclaimed materials.
Bouton is the result of years of and thousands of lovingly collected buttons and saved jewelry. Tamara achieved this quantity of buttons by her own saving efforts, as well as the help of numerous friends, mothers, grandmothers, mothers and grandmothers of friends, and anyone else who she could find who would help with the saving efforts.