James Haggerty, an award winning painter and printmaker from New York City has exhibited his work throughout the United States and abroad. Most recently he was a finalist with Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition 2012, and received awards with Audubon Artists Inc., the Salmagundi Club, the American Artists Professional League and the Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery. Haggerty has a selected design in Cow Parade New York 2000. He has received recognition in widely spread newspapers and magazines including Life Magazine, The Guardian, the International Business Times and New York Newsday.
The earliest known examples of mosaics consisted of pieces made of colored stones, shells and ivory. Mosaics have developed into a popular craft and art, and are not limited to professionals. Like most artists, James Haggerty has never been afraid to wander into unfamiliar creative territories, evident by Haggerty’s 2012 creation The Side.
The Side was finished in 2012. It is a 40 x 32″ mosaic created by using 10,496 Multi-Colored Staples (7,696 Silver, 2,800 Red) on a painted board. The detail of this piece is astonishing, and was a test of Haggerty’s meticulous patience. To better appreciate the detail of The Side, click on the image to the left.