Feather Rishi has come a long way!
I want to thank everyone who has helped me introduce an ecological method of gathering feathers for art. We are protecting birds while sharing their beauty on every surface you can imagine. When I first started noodling with molted feathers it was for art projects and I never dreamed it would open doors for me. My professors said, "Hey, that's interesting!" And I wondered if they were just indulging.
Today I am meeting with owners of apparel stores, production managers, mentors, investors and the process is just barely beginning to be recognized as a viable way to express art. My ambitions aside, I am happy for the birds and hope that some day people everywhere will value them as the sensitive, intelligent and loving creatures they are.
At last avian rescue organizations are taking me seriously and offering me their molted feathers. Some day, zoos, conservatories and perhaps even Native Americans will lend me use of their rare protected specimens for photographic preservation.
Please come to Feather Rishi. Please share it with your friends. Some day soon I hope to have a book and teach classes in the technique. Everyone can learn to do this.