Monday, November 28, 2016
When I saw this Bakelite button for sale at an antique shop earlier this year during my summer travels, something about it really drew me in. Prepossessing and pitch-black, this button has an almost mythical vibe with its curved cluster of etched lines moving around two identical orbs. I feel like there's a hidden, esoteric meaning in the dark design here. And would I be wrong to suggest that the design might be Egyptian? I see an ovum containing twins—a mysterious zygote sheltering two embryos separated by primitive chaos.