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Artist Recycles Old CDs by Turning Them into Adorable Animal Sculptures

sculpture repurposed art from recycled materials

Husky Puppy

Artist Sean E. Avery is transforming shattered CDs and DVDs into works of art with his adorable animal sculptures. By getting creative, he's found an unusual art medium to express himself, while at the same time producing incredible recycled sculpture art.

From majestic birds in flight to cute puppies, each CD and wire sculpture captures the spirit of an animal. Avery uses either silver or colored CDs depending on the creature's appearance, and each recycled sculpture takes about one week to complete.

The artist begins the process by hand-cutting the CDs with kitchen scissors. He then meticulously applies each shard to a wire frame in order to create the feel and texture needed. Depending on the size, some of the cute animals necessitate over 50 CDs.

adorable animal sculptures cd art

Panda

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

Avery's recycled sculpture art has been wildly successful, leading to commissions by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, Scitech, and Nespresso. He's proof that with a little fantasy and patience, seeming trash can be transformed into something spectacular.

These cute animal sculptures are pieces of recycled art made from shattered CDs and DVDs.

cat sculpture made from recycled cds

Cat

bird sculpture made from repurposed materials

Baby penguin

adorable animal sculptures cd art

Kangaroo

sculpture repurposed art from recycled materials

Hummingbird

cute animals are recycled sculpture art

Hedgehog

cd and wire animal sculpture sean avery

Koala

cd and wire animal sculpture sean avery

Panda

cute animals are recycled sculpture art

Peregrine falcon

monkey sculpture repurposed art from recycled materials

Orangutan

cd and wire animal sculpture sean avery

Bullfinch

sean avery repurposed art from recycled materials

Meerkat

cd and wire animal sculpture sean avery

Hummingbird

sean avery repurposed art from recycled materials

Fox cub

cute animal art sculpture is recycled art

Aussie possum

Sean E. Avery: Website | Facebook | Instagram
h/t: [Bored Panda]

All images via Sean E. Avery.

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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