Chris Maynard carves feathers into intricate art. He combines the essence of the bird inherent in each feather with scientific understanding and design expertise into a new art form. Feathers may be mistakenly thought of as delicate even though they keep a bird clothed, sheltered, and in flight for a year until they are shed. Feathers are tough. In the same vein, his feather shadowboxes can appear delicate but are built to last. All feathers used are legal to have and sell. Maynard’s work is in public and private collections in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia.