Exquisite New Cut Feather Shadowbox Artworks by Chris Maynard

8:02 AM by Saša Tošić
We’ve long been fans of Olympia, Washington-based artist Chris Maynard  who assembles shadowboxes of cut feathers depicting the silhouettes of birds as they sing, perch, and swoop across the canvas. With a background in both biology and ecology the artist recalls working with feathers as early as the age of 12, utilizing heirloom forceps, eye surgery scissors, and magnifying glasses passed down through his family. Maynard acquires feathers for his artwork from zoos and private aviaries.

Collected here are a number of recent works, some of which will be on view at an upcoming solo show next year at the Bainbridge Museum of Art.


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