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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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The Laugh Fan
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Marjolein Thompson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Incredible, really looks like it’s going to grab prey

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Rebecca Humphries
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This up close picture shows more how amazing your work is

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Denise Baudin
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Beautiful" is too weak of a word to describe these 21 oeuvres d'art.

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Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

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MARYANN DAINO
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YOUR TALENT IS MAGNIFICENT, AND YOUR IMAGINATION IS WONDERFUL! PLEASE CONTINUE TO POST YOUR CREATIONS, THEY ARE WONDERFUL! MAAER

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