Get Birds out of Feather: Creative Feature Art by Chris Maynard

We all know birds have feather, but how to have birds out of feather? Of course, it will not happen in real life, but come from artist’s hand. Olympia, Washington-based artist Chris Maynard uses individual feathers to create images of large flocks of birds. Using tools like surgery scissors, forceps, scalpels, and magnifiers, the artist carves intricate feather birds that grow and emerge, and flap their wings as they fly away. The feather retains its natural patterns, colors, and shapes, which makes each one of Maynard’s pieces is an original that cannot be duplicated. Find more feather work on Maynard’s featherfolio site. [source]

Get Birds out of Feather: Creative Feature Art by Chris Maynard
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Jaw Dropping Intricate Cutaway Leaf Art by Lorenzo Durán

Lorenzo Durán is a self-taught artist currently lives and works in Guadalajara, Spain. There are carvers with their wood, sculptors who labor over a piece of wood, and Lorenzo use leaves as a medium of artistic impression. Lorenzo picks the perfect leaf and then washes, dries, molds and gently cuts away at it until he makes beautiful art. It’s an interesting technique based on paper-cutting in China, Japan, Germany and Switzerland. Consider how fragile and crumbly dried leaves are, mad skills and patience are essential to create any of works below. [source]

Jaw Dropping Intricate Cutaway Leaf Art by Lorenzo Durán
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