Feathers, Form and Function: New Cut Feather Artwork by Chris Maynard

Feathers, Form and Function: New Cut Feather Artwork by Chris Maynard

Using a small scalpel as his primary tool, artist Chris Maynard (previously) carves artwork out of feathers giving them new life on a canvas. “Each feather, though dead and discarded, keeps something of the bird’s essence,” Maynard tells us. Indeed, the colorful and sometimes humorous creations highlight the feather’s beauty but also encourages us to ponder the life of its previous owner. “Since I work mostly with shed feathers, some of the birds that grew them are likely still living,” adds Maynard. If you’d like to learn more about Maynard and his work he has a new book out titled Feathers, Form, and Function.

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Circle-of-Flight

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Hummingbird-Peacock

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