Thousands of Staples Form Elaborate Star Wars Mosaics

Many artists love to incorporate Star Wars themes into their work. We have seen dramatic LEGO recreations, a 30-foot long hand-stitched tapestry, and Star Wars characters invading Thomas Kinkade paintings. And now, New York City artist James Haggerty has found a way to develop a series of incredibly detailed Star Wars character mosaics using organized patterns of multicolored staples.

The artist merges tens of thousands of small metal pieces together to form the faces of Darth Vader (10,496 staples), Greedo (21,458 staples), and C-3PO (33,580 staples). With meticulous patience and an organized plan, Haggerty punches each staple into a painted board averaging about 40 x 32″ in size. He relies on the dark background to fill in some of the negative spaces to form the mouth of C-3PO or Darth Vader’s helmet, while the metallic materials form the highlights and shine that add detailed depth to each portrait.

James Haggerty’s website
via [Laughing Squid]

January 18, 2017

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