Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hypnotic Butterscotch


Let's get hypnotized! Here's a vintage button with a vortex design carved into a definitive tone of butterscotch Bakelite. I love the dizzying effect of the pinwheel shape and the tunnel-like illusion it creates. This large and dramatic button likely goes back to 1930the same year Zelda Fitzgerald was admitted to a sanatorium and diagnosed as a schizophrenic. A button in memory of Zelda!

-Sherbert McGee

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