I Use Eye Surgery Scissors And Scalpels To Carve Feathers Into Intricate Art (50 New Pics)


I carve birds’ feathers into intricate art in order to make their natural beauty more noticeable. The work highlights the patterns and colors of the feathers themselves, inviting the viewer to look and look again. For me, feathers represent flight, transformation, and a bridge between our present lives and our dreams.

I display my work in shadow boxes, a signature art form I developed after years of research. I use eye surgery scissors, forceps, and scalpels to carve the feathers.

A conservationist at heart, the feathers I use are legally obtained. Many of the feathers are naturally shed which means that the birds they came from are likely still alive.

Since feathers are universal symbols of flight, transformation, achievement, and hope, the art speaks to many people who long for these qualities as well as people who revere birds.

My work is included in private collections and featured in publications in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. My book, Feathers, Form & Function, highlights the art and tells stories about what feathers are, what roles they fill for birds, and why people find them alluring.

See my older posts here and here.

More info: featherfolio.com | Instagram


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