Feather Symbology / by Chris Maynard

 Around . 22" x 24" . 2018

Around . 22" x 24" . 2018

Because birds fly and we cannot, they and their feathers often represent symbols of our yearnings. Among the many themes feathers may hold for us are:         

  • Success and achievement;
  • Transformation;
  • Bridges between here and our goals, between earth and our heaven;
  • Oversight, ability to see all things at once (like from on high—like where birds fly);
  • Wisdom;
  • Freedom from: pain, oppression, suffering, heaviness of life, death, failure, our limits.

These themes provide me more fodder for my art.