Someone gets excited over soap operas, others over delish beef soup or blooming pelargonium flowers on the balcony. Each has their own trigger, which brings fire to persons life. It often happens that those triggers differ greatly from each other and we just don’t understand someone else’s one. Us – we get the momentum going, when we can encourage a random person towards questioning what is already there. With a simple act of art we would like to take the mind from a cozy living room into a yellow submarine deep underwater.

Maja, the Mrs Button, creates Raznorazno; a genious mish mash. Old buttons became her passion, which is being turned into marvelous creations. From those a bit more special and visually perfected she makes a cast and sprays it with golden color. The idea is leaving them behind at unexpected public places. We are both street art fans and so we went wandering through Munchen, drinking liters of beer, eating a lot of pretzels and leaving a trail of golden buttons behind for the very first time.

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We left the most buttons around Alter Schlachthof or Old Slaugterhouse in the area of Tumblinger and Ruppertstrasse streets which supposed to be one of the famous hotspots for Munich sprayers. We end up walking through yellow autumn leaves along high brick walls covered with colorful images. It is said the City allow them to use the wall for their art activities, so we did nothing against the law. Luckily or sadly, can’t really decide!

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After months of routine and physical work we treated ourselves with doing nothing or better said, doing everything. Our eyes are catching the smallest art interventions in urban environment anywhere we go. We interpret the messages, searching for the background story. Making thousands stories ourselves and share our story. Art in the streets makes an impression, it might lift up one’s mood and make the viewer think about its meaning. This is indeed the purpose of ‘Lucky charm button’. The golden color gives a feeling of abundance and welfare and it fills us with light, courage, passion, wisdom and nonetheless love. We wish all people passing by a golden button would be served with such feelings.

Buttons are associated with happiness, that´s why every person who stumbles upon the golden one, should feel special and at the same time ask themselves: “What the hell?”

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Pretzel vibes greetings,

Maja and Polona

Munich: začetek projekta ‘Gumb za srečo’

Nekatere navdušijo telenovele, druge dobra goveja juha, tretje cvetoče pelargonije na balkonu. Vsak ima nekaj svojega, kar ga podžiga in le redko eni razumemo drugega in ta tretji razume nas. Različne podžige bi morali negovati in spoštovati, metati gor drva, da bi gorelo še bolj. Midve zagon dobiva, ko s preprostim dejanjem umetnosti lahko vzpodbudiva človeka do preizpraševanja, ki njegov um popelje iz tako znane dnevne sobe in udobnega kavča v rumeno podmornico globoko pod vodo.

Maja, gospodična gumbov, ustvarja Raznorazno. Stari gumbi so njena strast, ki jo spreminja v vrhunske kreacije. Iz tistih posebnih in dodelanih naredi odlitke, ki jih pospreja z zlato. Ideja gumbov je, da se puščajo na nepričakovanih javnih lokacijah. Obe navdušeni nad poulično umetnostjo sva se tako odpravili na pohod po Munchnu, popili nekaj litrov piva, pojedli zajetno število prest in za sabo prvič puščali zlate gumbe.

Večino gumbov sva pustili okoli Alter Schlachthof ali stare klavnice na območju Tumblinger in Rupertstrasse ulic, ki je znano street art območje v Municha. Tako sva končali na sprehodu med rumenim jesenskim listjem ob visokem opečnatem zidu polnem barvnih podob. Rečeno je, da mesto dovoljuje tovrstno umetniško aktivnost na teh zidovih, tako da nisva počeli nič ilegalnega. Na srečo, ali pa tudi ne!

Po nekajmesečem rutinskem in fizično napornem delu sva si privoščili početi nič oziroma, bolje rečeno, vse. Oko nama uhaja na drobne umetniške posege v urbanih okoljih, kjerkoli se znajdeva. Interpretirava sporočilo, iščeva zgodbo v ozadju. Napleteva tisoče zgodb in širiva najino zgodbo. Umetniška intervencija v ljudeh pusti vtis in dvigne razpoloženje ter vzpodbudi zanimanje. Prav tak je namen projekta ‘Gumb za srečo’. Zlata vliva občutek obilja in blaginje, navda pa nas tudi s svetlobo, pogumom, strastjo, magijo, modrostjo in ljubeznijo. Vse to naj gumbi vzbudijo v mimoidočih.

Nenazadnje gumbe asociiramo na srečo, zato naj se vsak najditelj počuti posebno in se hkrati vpraša: “Kaj za vraga?”

Lep prestast pozdrav,

Maja in Polona

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