Feathers have always been associated with beauty, colour, fashion and wealth. It is not in vain that they are used in high fashion design gowns fit for queens. They add flair to a hat, panache to uniforms, distinction to costumes, glamour to a fan gracefully held by a woman’s hand.
Featherfolio” and Maynard’s exhibition, on display in different towns in the United States since the beginning of this year, goes under the adequate and appealing title of “Feather’s Second Flight”.
Maynard, who could be called a feather “whisperer”, says that he hopes “that seeing birds in a different light through my artwork will encourage appreciation of avian life and, hence, a desire to conserve it.” In fact, his breathtaking designs are accurately arranged so as to remind viewers of the feathers’ origins and, for their fascinating beauty and lightness, are, indeed, a pleasant invitation for viewers to feast their eyes on feathers.