Washington-based artist Chris Maynard cuts out incredible mini dioramas out of various bird feathers. To achieve high precision, he uses fine-eye surgery tools which he inherited from his father, while the feathers for his his Feather Folio come from private aviaries and zoos.
“Feathers are a pinnacle of achievement of life in their form, function, and beauty,” writes Chris. “after feathers perform their functions on birds, they are molted yearly but keep their beauty and complexity. I want to show feathers in a different light, off the bird. I enjoy highlighting aspects of a feather’s form, pattern or color.”