Monkstown, County Dublin
Stephen Stewart writes:
The exquisitely detailed feather carvings of artist Chris Maynard who’s been working with feathers (using forceps, eye surgery scissors, and magnifying glasses) since he was 12 years old. Maynard acquires feathers for his artwork from zoos and private aviaries.
More of his work here.
Previously: Feathercut Art
That odd plumage sticking out of an unidentified chimney top in Cork (top) and from The Winding Stair bookshop in Dublin (above) …
Amy Lyons writes:
Last week Broadsheet.ie asked what the big yellow feather was for…
The feather belonged to ‘Tommy McAnairey’, the spokesperson for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning to kick off Co Awareness Week.this week
He also left this note…
Well you could knock us down with a large PR novelty prop.
Last weeK: A View To A Quill
Artworks carved from feathers by the scalpel of artist Chris Maynard, who sez of them:
Each feather, though dead and discarded, keeps something of the bird’s essence. Since I work mostly with shed feathers, some of the birds that grew them are likely still living.