i’m jealous of mary button durell

Tracing paper and wheat paste… delicate, organic, beautiful, light-filled tracing paper and wheat paste. That’s it. Seriously. Sigh. I love this sculptural work by San Francisco based artist Mary Button Durell… and don’t even get me started on her workspace!* I want my studio filled with lovely cells and cones made solely from tracing paper and wheat paste!!!

*The last three images are shots from her studio.

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comments (12)

  1. Roni /// 10.03.2011 /// 8:55am

    This post is a reminder that sometimes less is more. I always want to be surrounded my every bit of media that I own, and I want to use it all at one time. This is an eye-opener that limited color, and media can make an honest and beautiful piece of work.

  2. the jealous curator /// 10.03.2011 /// 10:25am

    yes, sometimes less is more : )
    lovely thoughts roni… thanks so much for commenting.

  3. kim /// 10.04.2011 /// 5:40pm


  4. mary button durell /// 10.04.2011 /// 6:31pm

    Wow, thanks so much for being jealous of me!!! 🙂 Seriously, what a wonderful surprise to find this blog, great job, love the concept.
    Thanks again, Mary Button

  5. the jealous curator /// 10.04.2011 /// 8:04pm

    oh! you’re welcome mary : )
    i’m so glad you found the post… and i’m so glad that i found your work! stunning!

  6. mary button durell /// 10.29.2011 /// 4:14am

    Just saw your article in Sunset Magazine, so cool! Not only are you creative,
    bright and interesting but you’re gorgeous as well…….now I’m the jealous one!!!
    Good job…..mary button 🙂

  7. the jealous curator /// 10.29.2011 /// 9:21am

    ha! thanks so much mary! xo

  8. Tamsyn /// 02.20.2012 /// 6:59pm

    OMGoodness! I am jealous of your blog! Stunning.

  9. the jealous curator /// 02.20.2012 /// 9:02pm

    thanks so much tamsyn xo

  10. Valerie Woodmansey /// 11.14.2014 /// 1:06am

    These pieces are truly beautiful, delicate and full of feelings. Simplicity itself. Thank you.

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  12. Bubbe F /// 01.27.2017 /// 4:50pm

    I didn’t know these kind of original works existed. People are so darn creative and talented. I’m jealous of all of them.