Chris Maynard is obsessed with feathers. The artist, based in Olympia, Washington, thinks feathers show “life’s perfection,” in the way that they overlap and countour to a bird’s body. “Their complexity as a covering beats any clothing we make,” he writes on his Web site.
Going back a few years, Maynard started by photographing feathers. Then, he arranged them in shadow boxes. But, in his experiments in showcasing feathers, Maynard eventually came up with his own unique art form. The artist creates fascinating, feather-light sculptures, by cutting the silhouettes of various types of birds from actual plumage. - Continue reading at Smithsonian.com.