Cut From Found Feathers, Minuscule Silhouettes Become Intricate Symbolic Works

This week as we were working on the tiny monuments project, I found myself thinking about how detailed of a story an artist can create with limited material. While the short film my group and I created consisted of only an iPhone and three pieces of crumpled paper which formed a mini snowman, Maynard’s work uses a similar amount of elements but in a much more detailed fashion. Using bird feathers as his canvas, Chris Maynard carves out beautiful silhouettes that depict detailed stories of animals in their habitats. I think these pieces are really beautiful because they show how powerful and clearly a story can be told through limited resources – a message that makes one think that art can be created from virtually anything.

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