What do you do with your old CD collection once you’ve uploaded all the songs to your iPod? Self-classified “sustainable artist”, Sean Avery came up with a creative solution. He shattered hundreds of old CDs and transformed them into incredible iridescent animal sculptures with wire mesh and a whole lot of glue. The result is a striking collection of unique creatures that could double as disco balls. Avery explains:
The nature of my sculpture practice ensures that each piece will be completely unique. I blend many different man made materials together to make them appear strangely organic, with a distinct sense of movement. I only use recycled materials to create my sculptures.
The Australian artist, currently living in Canada, is also a graphic designer and writer-illustrator of children’s picture books. His sculptures have won many local awards in Western Australia and some are even on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Baltimore and Hollywood! You can see more of his work and purchase your favorite pieces on his website and follow his fanpage on Facebook.