Delicate artwork out of feathers depicting the silhouettes of birds


Washington-based artist Chris Maynard uses small scalpel, eye surgery scissors and magnifying glasses to carve exquisite artwork out of feathers depicting the silhouettes of birds seemed to regenerate on canvas. Chris Maynard collected feathers from zoos and private aviaries. “Each feather, though dead and discarded, keeps something of the bird’s essence,” said Maynard, “Since I work mostly with shed feathers, some of the birds that grew them are likely still living.”

 

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