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Artist Carves Images Of Birds Out Of Feathers

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Washington-based artist and self-proclaimed “feather fanatic” Chris Maynard carves images of birds out of feathers.

Using surgical equipment—such as eye surgery scissors, forceps, scalpels and magnifiers—Maynard delicately carves the birds that seem to grow and fly away.

“Feathers are my medium,” said Maynard, “They are an ultimate achievement of nature and a pinnacle of wonder. After feathers perform their functions on birds, they are molted and shed yearly but keep their beauty and complexity. I want to show feathers in a different light, off the bird.”


[via Chris Maynard]
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