Cut from Found Feathers, Minuscule Silhouettes Become Intricate Symbolic Works

Published Dec 03 2021 at 8:47 PM GMT
  • Equipped with surgical knives and scissors, artist Chris Maynard (previously) carefully slices exquisite silhouettes of birds, people, and tiny stars from individual feathers.
  • He cuts the naturally shed materials, which come from private aviaries and zoos, into metaphorical scenes of change and transformation: figures hatch from eggs, a flock of seagulls flies into a perfectly round arc, and still developing chicks nestle into the barbs.
  • “Feathers are symbols of our aspirations,” the artist tells Colossal.



  • Published Dec 3, 2021 8:47 PM GMT