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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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

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

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Ene Malmet 2 years ago

aww a bordie

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Absolutely stunning!

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-- 2 years ago

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

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Marie 2 years ago

That nose.

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Marie 2 years ago

Shiny little thing!

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The Laugh Fan 2 years ago

Needs something to cuddle.

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Amber Nicole 2 years ago

beautiful!!

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The Laugh Fan 2 years ago

Baby penguin - looks a bit worried.

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The Laugh Fan 2 years 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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The Laugh Fan 2 years ago

Love the colours.

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Nancy Arnold 2 years ago

Stunning

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Isis Taylor 2 years ago

It looks like a pokemon

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Sharon Hahn 2 years ago

No, not a trophy anything!

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Nancy Arnold 2 years ago

Humming bird ?!

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The Laugh Fan 2 years ago

Cheeky tilt to the head.

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