Although we’re taught from a young age not to be wasteful, a broken CD isn’t much good to anyone. In fact, CDs are pretty much obsolete these days. Unless you’re Australian artist Sean Avery that is.
While most of us would just throw these old CDs in the trash, this artist turns them into amazing animal sculptures. To make his sculptures, Sean uses scissors to cut the shapes from the CDs, then arranges each shard by colour and size. From there, he glues the shards to wire mesh frames that are shaped like different animals.
“My sculptures are all constructed with recycled materials; old CDs, computer hard drives etc, so I classify my work as ‘sustainable art,'” says Sean “They’re a lot of fun to make, but they take an extremely long time to finish, so I don’t do a lot of them.”
The CDs’ naturally iridescent qualities make them a perfect medium for creating feathers or sleek and shiny fur. And while it can take a week or more to create each animal sculpture, the result is nothing by spectacular. To view more, please visit his website here.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.