Chris Maynard’s Feather Folio

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More information at www.featherfolio.com

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Artist Chris Maynard must be the owner of the deftest, tiniest hands. That’s the only way one can picture someone taking the standard eye surgery scissors, forceps, and scalpels, and cutting out full forms and settings out of something as small and delicate as a feather.

Strangely, though, Chris doesn’t seem to notice this feat. “Feathers are my medium. Feathers are structural wonders, serving many functions,” he simply says about his work. “I want to show feathers in a different light, off the bird.  I enjoy highlighting aspects of a feather’s form, pattern or color. If I am successful, I hope to convey some intimate sense of the bird that grew the feathers… feathers are one of life’s perfect wonders; with this in mind, the three dimensional forms, colors, and shapes are preserved as they were on the birds they came from.”

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