Linda Button

Why mannequins? These many splendored figures -- these humanoids -- are emblematic of who we are or might be. Buy me! Wear me! Become me! What do they/we say about ourselves and our society?
The long established nexus of art and fashion invites iterative shimmering layers and luminosity as embodied in my oil paintings, collages, and monotypes.
My work builds on that of unsung artists: window dressers. It builds on the interaction of a carefully constructed still life with pedestrians, vehicles, macadam, brick, concrete, and glass. Indispensable glass, the transparent yet reflective barrier between Inside and Outside.