Artist Chris Maynard of Olympia, Washington, uses feathers as his medium. He photographs, arranges, or carves feathers into works of art, and true to their base material, his creations carry an avian theme, depicting birds and drawing attention to the beauty of feathers.
Maynard's interest in feather art began at around age 12 and is rooted in his love of birds. A member of Artists for Conservation, he uses his work to encourage people to protect birds and bird habitat. For more information and to see Maynard's feathers, go to his Web site by clicking here.
This is the kind of art that leaves birders and environmentalists flying high.