Artist Turns Old CDs Into Stunning Animal Sculptures Instead Of Throwing Them Away

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The imagination of artists to reuse and transform everyday objects into works of art seems to have no limits. Sean E Avery, a teacher, writer-illustrator, sculptor and designer who lives in Perth, Australia, is not lacking in creativity. He creates breathtaking animal sculptures using old CDs that people are throwing away.

I use kitchen scissors to cut the shapes I need out of the CDs, then arrange each shard by colour and size. I then hot glue those shards one-by-one to a wire mesh frame (that I shape by hand) to create a natural fur/feather pattern. My sculptures usually take a week to make, maybe longer depending on how motivated I am to get them done!

Many of his creations are in galleries and private collections.

Check out some of his beautiful creations below.

Hummingbird 9

Husky Pup


Fox cub

Humming bird

Baby Penguin


Rat 2

Panda 2

Walrus Mount

Panda 3


Peregrine Falcon

More info: Sean Avery

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Leah 21 janvier 2020 - 20 h 21 min

I would love to have one!! Can I get one please

Kelly Harvey 22 mai 2020 - 5 h 50 min

Absolutely beautiful!❤❤❤

linda curr 21 janvier 2020 - 22 h 25 min

How much or the humming birds please

Teresa 23 janvier 2020 - 10 h 22 min

I live in brisbane and would be interested in some of these. Do you have anyone who is retailing them for you

Pierre Louis B. 8 février 2021 - 13 h 53 min

His website says « not open for sculpture commissions at the moment ».

Natalie Patterson 22 janvier 2020 - 9 h 05 min

Hello, Your work is beautiful!
How can I get some of you creations?

Judy Szymalak 22 janvier 2020 - 12 h 54 min

Can you use a few hundred CD’s? Just pay the shipping cost.

tamara watson 22 janvier 2020 - 15 h 17 min

how do I get one?

Robin Measimer 22 janvier 2020 - 18 h 15 min

Love these. I’m interested in purchasing some. How do I go about getting a price list as well as how to order if you do sell these

Tammy 23 janvier 2020 - 8 h 09 min

Would love a hummingbird. Please let me know how to purchase at least one.

Jeanne Reid 23 janvier 2020 - 10 h 15 min

Seemingly impossible, absolutely incredible, beautiful work.

Lisa 23 janvier 2020 - 22 h 11 min

Amazing I would so have one

Christine Shaw 24 janvier 2020 - 4 h 16 min

Would be interested in knowing the price and possibly procuring the hedgehog
Many thanks
Your work is stunning

Nick 24 janvier 2020 - 8 h 38 min

Omg it is amazing art work lmk if I can purchase one of those wall mounts!

Rochelle 24 janvier 2020 - 11 h 09 min

Great concept! Loving the humming bird too would these be available in NewZealand? I can get hold of hundreds of unused cd discs for you if needed. Look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks

Matt Kennedy 25 janvier 2020 - 1 h 57 min

How much is the hummingbird 9?

Karen Prohinsie 26 janvier 2020 - 0 h 18 min

I was wondering how much the hummingbird would cost!! Your work is AMAZING!!

Charlotte Hill 26 janvier 2020 - 17 h 32 min

Most of the comments here seem to be enquiring about buying the work – There is a link at the bottom of the article for more info if you want to contact the artist.

Wanna Know 26 janvier 2020 - 19 h 18 min

How are they cut into shards?

Amy Brown 27 janvier 2020 - 1 h 22 min

Your creations are stunning , what a brilliant creative sensitive artist you are!!! To create using thrown out cds, you are recycling and giving back through your vision, immagination and skills! I wish you every success! If ever you have an exhibition in Sydney I would love to attend!!!

Livia Crooks 27 janvier 2020 - 2 h 00 min

All your art work is just Beautiful !! I see alot of the comments asking you if you sell . your art, can you please let us know if you are selling your pieces? I myself would be interested Thank You and Thanks for sharing your art.

Edith Obiedzenski 27 janvier 2020 - 5 h 23 min

I would love to buy your hummingbird on I will pay for shipping, your work is amazing.

MITSY SHREVE 29 janvier 2020 - 10 h 51 min

The falcon is stunning. Please post sales info! From USA!

William B. Towe 31 mars 2020 - 16 h 27 min

Would like to purchase.

Marc 31 janvier 2021 - 11 h 10 min

These look like the beasts from Perelandra by C.S. Lewis

Robert Bruckin 7 février 2021 - 15 h 35 min

Incredible creative ❤️ them all

MT Hall 10 février 2021 - 11 h 15 min

Beautiful, do you know of anyone here in the United States that does this kind of Art, we have CD’s that could be used. I know that you probably have all you want to find there down_under just hate to through them away when and artist such as yourself can recreate such beauty with them. Just a thought.


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