Feather Patterns: Inspiration / by Chris Maynard

Raindrop Birds . argus pheasant feather . 15" x 12" . 2017

The patterns on this argus pheasant feather looked like little birds wanting to fly away. So I assisted. 

 Murmur . 25 or so kinds of feathers . 9' x 12' . Bainbridge Island Museum of Art . 2017

Murmur . 25 or so kinds of feathers . 9' x 12' . Bainbridge Island Museum of Art . 2017

For my current museum show on Bainbridge Island (a 30 minute ferry ride from Seattle, through May, 2017), I made this as a large wall installation. It reminded me of the fantastical flight of huge flocks of starlings in this video titled Murmuration.