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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Light as a Feather

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Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard creates spectacular works of bird-centric art often using just one feather. His favorite tools are the tiny surgery scissors, forceps, scalpel, and magnifying glasses passed down through his family from his opthalmic surgeon grandfather. Armed with only these tools, he creates tiny, perfect, incredibly detailed birds out of shed feathers. He collects the feathers from private aviaries and zoos across the world, and with the exception of the turkey and grouse feathers, none are from birds native to North America.

I have a little experience working with feathers, though my results weren’t nearly as artistic. However, I can tell you that even though that parade was 4+ years ago, and since Hurricane Sandy we have had to replace the entire floor where the feather work was done, we’re still finding feather wisps every time we clean. I can only imagine what his house/studio/sinuses must look like.

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

32 thoughts on “Light as a Feather

  1. WOW! 😱 that’s so amazing!!

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  2. Wonderful, each and every one, but I’m leaning heavily towards the peacock feathers as favorites. Thank you!

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  3. Oh wow. This is beautiful.

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  4. OMG – wow. Just WOW…

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  5. Very beautiful, Donna, thank you.

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  6. Wow. My favorite is the one in which you see the birds (pelicans?) only in the shadow. But this reminds me; I heard recently that peacock feathers are bad luck. Have you ever heard that? I have a whole vase of them in my living room.

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    • That sounds like a rumor started by peacocks. We have a houseful of peacock feathers, so I leave it up to you to decide whether or not we have bad luck. I would say not.

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  7. Amazon mermaids? You crack me up!!!

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  8. Wow, Chris Maynard’s work is stunning. As someone who has let Donna dress me up for several years now, recycling Amazon Mermaids costumes to become a Flock of Seagirls for another event was amazing

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    • ASEP!! I was thinking about you this morning!

      I don’t understand why we don’t wear feathered headdresses to Cherry’s on a random Saturday night, but that’s just me.

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  9. WOW, Wow!!! The fifth photograph down almost defies belief, the detail is AMAZING! Stunning work!

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  10. Wow! This is amazing…. breathtaking.

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  11. Very creative. They flew me away.

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  12. Wow, this is so cool! What a talent!

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