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).
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.