We sometimes like to think of ourselves as good crafter. But our skills can be seriously questioned by the talented artist Chris Maynard.
His amazing work is about of gorgeous feathers that have been cut and altered into the shape of the bird that had shed them.
He uses fine-eye surgery tools and magnifying glasses to achieve the extreme detail of each creation. All of the feathers used come from private aviaries and zoos.
On his website, Feather Folio, Maynard writes “feathers are a pinnacle of achievement of life in their form, function, and beauty. After feathers perform their functions on birds, they are molted yearly but keep their beauty and complexity. I want to show feathers in a different light, off the bird. I enjoy highlighting aspects of a feather’s form, pattern or color.”
In total, he has created more than 80 extremely detailed works of feather art. As unique as every bird, each one of Maynard’s pieces is an original that cannot be duplicated.
Images from here.
He hopes that seeing birds in a different light through his artwork will encourage appreciation of avian life and hence a desire to conserve it. very nice thoughts...
Have a breezy Monday,