Artist Recycles Old CDs By Turning Them Into Eye-Catching Sculptures

What a creative way to repurpose CDs that are no longer used!

Credit: Sean E. Avery

CDs, DVDs, floppy disks – what do all three have in common? They’re no longer used by the mass collective. Instead, people mainly rely on their phones to listen to music, watch TV, and even transmit data. Fortunately, peoples’ olds CDs that never receive any use aren’t just being tossed into the trash. Artist Sean E. Avery is using them to create stunning art.

MyModernMet relays that Avery expresses his creative side by turning old CDs into sculptures that depict everything from majestic birds in flight to adorable puppies. Made from the discs and wire, the artwork truly captures the ‘spirit’ of every animal.

Depending on the creature’s appearance, Avery will use either silver or colored CDs. He begins by hand-cutting the technology with kitchen scissors. Then, each shard is meticulously applied to a wire frame, based on the artist’s presumptions of what would look best. It depends on the size, but an average sculpture might be composed of around 50 CDs. All in all, an animal will take about one week to craft.

The Australian artist shared with Arch2o:

“The goal with my sculptural projects is to take the discarded and repurpose it into something beautiful. I pride myself on being able to deconstruct man-made materials and rebuild them into organic, energetic creations.”

Stunning and eco-friendly, the artwork has led to commissions by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, Nespresso, and Scitech. Following are some of his most popular creations:

#1 Panda

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#2 Cat

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#3 Baby Penguin 

Credit: Sean E. Avery

#4 Kangaroo 

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#5 Hummingbird 

Credit: Sean E. Avery

#6 Hedgehog 

Credit: Sean E. Avery

#7 Koala 

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#8 Panda 

Credit: Sean E. Avery

#9 Peregrine Falcon 

Credit: Sean E. Avery

#10 Orangutan 

Credit: Sean E. Avery

#11 Bullfinch 

Credit: Sean E. Avery

#12 Meerkat 

Credit: Sean E. Avery

#13 Hummingbird 

Credit: Sean E. Avery

#14 Fox Cub 

Credit: Sean E. Avery

#15 Aussie Possum 

Credit: Sean E. Avery

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