With extraordinary patience and an organized plan, the award winning painter and printmaker from Brooklyn makes detailed mosaics of iconic Star Wars characters using thousands of multi-colored office staples.
Haggerty starts each session by creating several ink drawings before transferring his favorite sketch onto a piece of painted black board. Once the design is etched, he plants individual staples into the canvas. The dark paint provides a filler for the blank space in each mosaic and also functions as a backdrop for the colorful metal fasteners. Each portrait takes him about 6 months and up to 33,000 staples to complete.