“My goal was to create something interactive and personal, a way to tell people what I was seeing and thinking and to get some feedback through a series of posts. Sort of an ongoing conversation we can have through my art.” The response to this good-hearted teddy bear and his balloon dog friend has been immediate and somewhat overwhelming, with positive reaction from both devoted Jim Shore followers and people new to his work. So come along, join Jim and his friends for a fun filled adventure of life, love and humor. And whenever you can let him know what you think!
The Button and Squeaky story is based on Jim Shore’s unique, sometimes unexpected insights and observations on life and relationships. The lovable characters and the situations they face are deceptively complex, covering a wide range of topics from heartwarming to enlightening to just plain silly. But no matter what, the underlying message is always the same… expressing a love and care for others that’s heartfelt and sincere. It’s an ongoing story of kindness and humor, striking a simple chord of hope that resonates in today’s complicated world.
Humorous and engaging, Button the Teddy Bear embodies the values Jim Shore expresses in his art… love of family, friends, God and country. Button wears his heart on his sleeve, or is it on his chest! He’s adventurous and fun loving, always up for new experience. He’s curious about the world around him and wise in the gifts he’s been given. Like most of us Button can be a curmudgeon at times, but his sincerity and good humor always win out.
Jim Shore's beautifully illustrated children's book, Magic in the Attic! On a rainy day Button, a lonely teddy bear, ventures into the attic to play. The attic is the start to an amazing adventure.