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.

More info: Sean Avery

#1

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

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

View more comments
#2

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Ene Malmet
Community Member
3 years ago

aww a bordie

View more comments
#3

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

Absolutely stunning!

View more comments
#4

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

--
Community Member
3 years ago

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

View more comments
#5

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Marie
Community Member
3 years ago

That nose.

View more comments
#6

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Marie
Community Member
3 years ago

Shiny little thing!

View more comments
#7

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

The Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

Needs something to cuddle.

View more comments
#8

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Amber Nicole
Community Member
3 years ago

beautiful!!

View more comments
#9

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

The Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

Baby penguin - looks a bit worried.

View more comments
#10

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

The Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Cat Anderson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

CUTE

View more comments
#12

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Nancy Arnold
Community Member
3 years ago

Stunning

View more comments
#13

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Paula Johnson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Little Mr. Blue Bird!

View more comments
#14

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Marjolein Thompson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Amazing talent

#15

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Marjolein Thompson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Too cute

View more comments
#16

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Marjolein Thompson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

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

#17

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Paula Johnson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Adorable!

View more comments
#18

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Marjolein Thompson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Wonderful

#19

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Marjolein Thompson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Great skill

View more comments
#20

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Marjolein Thompson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Amazing

#21

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Denise Baudin
Community Member
2 weeks ago

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

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#22

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Nancy Arnold
Community Member
3 years ago

Humming bird ?!

#23

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Debra Smith
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I love this roo!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Marjolein Thompson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Amazing talent and patience

View more comments
#25

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Marjolein Thompson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Truly beautiful

View more comments
#26

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Marjolein Thompson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Love, love, love this

#27

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Marjolein Thompson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Incredible

#28

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

Paula Johnson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

What is this beautiful creature?

#29

Animal Sculptures Made Of Shattered Cds

Sean Avery Report

MARYANN DAINO
Community Member
2 weeks ago

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

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda