Old CDs get new life as playful animal sculptures

Artist Sean Avery breathes new life into CDs by turning them into animal sculptures.

Sean E. Avery)

With the prevalence of iPods and MP3 players, CDs are starting to go the way of vinyl as people shun physical media in favor of digital downloads. Some people are simply throwing their CD collection in the trash, while others are using the discs as coasters. One artist, however, has found a way to let the CDs play on in a completely different form.

Sean Avery, a children’s book writer and illustrator from Perth, Australia, takes old CDs, as well as used circuit boards, and turns them into beautiful animal sculptures. Avery, who now lives in Ottawa, Canada, has been sculpting for nine years and finds old tech to be a great medium.

The artist, Sean Avery, with some of his friends from upcoming book, "All Monkeys Love Bananas."

Sean E. Avery)

“I just think that old tech looks cool,” Avery told Crave. “There’s also a ton of it around, and I think it’s great that I can turn unrecyclable crap into something interesting.”

Avery said office buildings are a great place to pick up CDs and old computer parts, and often, his friends and family bring him material. Avery then uses a pair of kitchen scissors to cut up the discs and o… [Read more]

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