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Detailed Star Wars Portraits Made With Thousands of Staples

Staple Star Wars Art

Artist James Haggerty has created mosaics of Star Wars characters using common staples. “Staples, just like an etched line, can be bold and graphic or soft and subdued,” he says. “When I use colored staples, each one acts like a dash of paint in a painting and when viewed from only a few steps back is optically mixed.”

Star Wars in Staples

“Darth” by James Haggerty, made of 12,352 multi-Colored staples on painted board. 25 x 40″

“The stapling process can take as long as six months,” Haggerty says. “One mosaic consists of 10,000 to 33,000+ staples. I purchase colored staples and place each one precisely in relation to its location and the color of neighboring staples. The choice of subject matter goes back to my childhood and my continued affinity of the Star Wars universe. I was hooked after the first few minutes of the first movie; it captured my imagination and has continued to live on.”

Star Wars in Staples

Detail of “Darth” by James Haggerty

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Star Wars in Staples

“Did You Hear That?” by James Haggerty, made with 33,580 multi-colored staples on painted board. 29 x 40″

Star Wars in Staples

Detail of “Did You Hear That?” by James Haggerty

Star Wars in Staples

“The Side” by James Haggerty, made with 10,496 multi-colored staples on painted board. 40 x 32″

Star Wars in Staples

Detail of “The Side” by James Haggerty

Star Wars in Staples

“Limbo” by James Haggerty, made with 21,458 multi-colored staples on painted board. 40 x 32″

Star Wars in Staples

Detail of “Limbo” by James Haggerty

Star Wars in Staples

James Haggerty working on “Did You Hear That?”

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Published on: June 1, 2015

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