A Washington based multi talented artist Chris Maynard, who assembles shadowboxes of cut feathers depicting the silhouettes of birds as they sing, perch, and swoop across the canvas. Chris has worked with feathers since he was 12, his favorite tools are the tiny eye surgery scissors, forceps, and magnifying glasses passed down through his family.
Maynard, each feather is a small bit of perfection, when birds shed or discard their feathers every year, he recycles them in his art. His unique feather shadowboxes are recognized by art collectors, bird lovers, and a wide and interesting variety of people from around the world. He only has time to turn a small portion of his ideas, which fill many notebooks, in his shadow box feather designs. He acquires feathers from private aviaries and zoos sourcing many of his feathers from birds that are not native to North America.