A broken CD isn't much good to anyone. Unless you're Sean Avery that is. Because while most of us would just throw them in the trash, the South Africa-born, Australia-based artist turns them into various dazzling animal sculptures. He makes them by gluing CD shards to wire mesh frames shaped like different animals, and as you can see from his iridescent animal kingdom, there seems to be no limit to the types of creatures he can create.

“My sculptures are all constructed with recycled materials — old CDs, computer hard drives etc, so I classify my work as "sustainable art,"" says the artist. "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.” Check out some of our favorites below.

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Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

I bet in the wind it captures the light on a whole new level. How pristine.

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Ene Malmet 1 year ago

aww a bordie

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Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

Absolutely stunning!

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Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

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-- 1 year ago

'each of my spikes is filled with light, please come closer, for I don't bite'

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Marie 1 year ago

That nose.

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Marie 1 year ago

Shiny little thing!

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Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

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The Laugh Fan 1 year ago

Needs something to cuddle.

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Amber Nicole 1 year ago

beautiful!!

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Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

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The Laugh Fan 1 year ago

Baby penguin - looks a bit worried.

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The Laugh Fan 1 year ago

This is posed beautifully. These are excellent, I keep scrolling down the page and liking the next one even more!

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