The Art of Chris Maynard . Feather Designs
Chris Maynard’s feather designs capture essences of birds in Featherfolio’s new, creative feather art form. Each feather design is placed in a shadowbox and uses real feathers naturally shed from birds. Browse galleries of photos and feather shadowboxes to see the feathers in art come to life.
See light, shadows, color, and lines join together in unique ways in each feather art work. Each feather shadowbox is a handcrafted, unique piece of art. Find your favorite birds like turkeys, crows, hummingbirds, songbirds, and peacocks in a variety of sophisticated and inspiring designs.
Real feathers provided by zoos and aviaries are carefully cut, positioned, and preserved in each piece. Feathers display the vivid natural colors and patterns of many different birds. Most are collected after natural molting, with no harm to the bird. In fact, many of the owners of the feathers in art are still alive and well. Chris Maynard desgins, cuts, and arranges the feathers which retain their original feather colors and shapes. He creates tiny flocks of graceful swans using real swan feathers; displaying peacocks using peacock feathers, turkeys using turkey feathers, and more using parrot feathers, macaw feathers, and pheasant feathers. Many bird feathers like songbird feathers are too small so these are represented by larger birds’ feathers. Each feather is legal to have and sell; Chris Maynard encourages and supports conservation and laws that protect birds which also limits the kinds of feathers that are legal to sell. All feathers used in the shadowbox art of Chris Maynard are legal to have and to sell.
New & Free: A second series of Feather Shadowbox screensavers by Microsoft Themes