A feather Column at a Wedding / by Chris Maynard

 Wedding feather installation column

Wedding feather installation column

I put feathers in shadowboxes, nice and contained. The nature of a feather seems to want out, to float free. I love to see how feathers glide, swirl, float, spin, and wobble when I drop them from balconies to see how they fall. Slowly gravity pulls them down but the resistance of the air keeps them afloat for a while. Someday a video study of falling feathers is in order.

This is looking up at a simple hanging display for a wedding above the heads of the couple getting married. I wanted to capture the sense of falling floating feathers.

YouTube Video of Installation