The Artist

"I carve feathers into intricate art by cutting them into detailed shapes and arranging the cutouts into scenes that celebrate the life and flight of birds and the meaning that birds and flight have for us. Working with feathers requires precision cuts. To do this work, I use a set of family heirlooms: tiny eye surgery scissors, forceps, and magnifying glasses. I do all of my work by hand in the studio that sits just outside my back door, at the edge of the forest. Feathers appear fragile but they are actually made of keratin—the same material that forms our fingernails. They need to be tough, considering the work they do: Feathers keep a bird clothed, sheltered, and in flight for a full year before they are shed. Once a feather has finished its life as
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