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'Harley Over Washington'

This is the piece that consumed my life for the better part of four weeks. It was created for a MDA event called the Black and Blue Ball which is designed for Harley-Davidson owners, riders, and dealers. As well as anyone who would be interested in attending. The event itself includes appetizers, dinner, dancing, a silent auction, a live auction, photos, temporary tattoos, and more.

This piece will be going into the live auction and I can't wait to see how it does! The following is the description I sent them for the event program:

"An homage to Harley Davidson in the great state of Washington. This piece was a new experiment for the artist, Danielle M. Harada. It features an aged map of Washington collaged onto the 22"x28" canvas, with the iconic Harley logo over layed as a light pattern and base for the 3-D paper stars that truly create and cleverly re-produce the image that represents the famous motorcycle company. Each of the stars is individually folded from a single strip of newspaper that is dyed and cut by hand. Once folded, each star was dipped in a gloss varnish to make it stronger."

Materials: newspaper, water colors, acrylics, tempera paint, watered-down Mod Podge for the stars. Printed map of Washington state aged with coffee and tea for the background. Tracing paper and colored pencils for the logo template (which is underneath the stars and mostly can't be seen).

The Numbers:
Black Stars: 675
Orange Stars: 250
White Stars: 175
Total # of Stars: 1100
Only about half (or in the case of Orange 1/5) of the total stars folded and coated.
Image details
Image size
1859x1469px 1.95 MB
Shutter Speed
10/61 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 12, 2010, 10:45:10 AM
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Konataizumi678's avatar
Wow I wonder how long it took to do this! Going into my favorites!!
Quilsnap's avatar
someone's a bit insane, good on ya :D
strryeyedreamr27's avatar
Only a little! ;-) Thanks!
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strryeyedreamr27's avatar
OMG! Thank you! Really glad you do! :tighthug:
Liswyn's avatar
How come, it's impossible NOT to get impressed with this, it's perfect!! I bet you spent a lot of time disposing the stars in their places... And of course making them. XD'
strryeyedreamr27's avatar
A lot of time and effort but it all went to a worthy cause!

Thanks again! :tighthug:
Liswyn's avatar
Hahaha, y're welcome! ^^
DistantVisions's avatar
O_O THAT ROCKS!!! :heart: :skull:
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You're quite welcome~!
ciors123's avatar
How amazing is this!? :D
strryeyedreamr27's avatar
Wow!:blush: Thank you! :tighthug:Thanks for faving it as well! :huggle:
ciors123's avatar
You're very welcome :D Big fan of Harley Davidson so seeing the logo made of stars made me smile!
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holy wowserz!! @.@ nice dude
strryeyedreamr27's avatar
Thank you so much!!! :tighthug: and thanks for faving it! :glomp:
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