While visiting my arborist friend in Bloomington, Indiana, a few weeks back, I got a photograph of a piece of artwork on his wall.
It was from Oregon. We each acquired this type of art from a previous customer, who made them while living. She has passed away.
Her name was Violet Frost Farr - a retired school teacher.
This art is made from wings of maple seeds. She collected the seeds, cut away the winged parts, and glued them for the feathers of the various birds. And painted to match thier natural colors.
Small feathers are like wings from Japanese maples, and the big feathers from like Big Leaf maple, etc..