Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard

Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard sculpture feathers

Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard sculpture feathers

Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard sculpture feathers

Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard sculpture feathers

Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard sculpture feathers

Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard sculpture feathers

Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard sculpture feathers

Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard sculpture feathers

Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard sculpture feathers

Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard sculpture feathers

Using feathers acquired from zoos and private aviaries, artist Chris Maynard creates delicately constructed shadowboxes that play with aspects of light and negative space. The artist admits to being “feather obsessed” and is fascinated not only with birds and flight, but with the color and texture of their plumage which he explores through his small dioramas. You can see much more on his website and Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe will soon be showing some of Maynard’s larger work. (via Colossal Submissions)