Making Broken CDs Adorable: The Animal Art of Sean Avery

CDs get a second life -which might also be their last chance at it.

Long live the DVD and the Blu-Ray. The Compact Disc, once the bleeding edge of digital storage technology, has made its final swan dive – and even the music industry, its last bastion of safety, is making worried noises about its future. Cue hundreds of millions of pieces of shiny plastic fanning about over the world’s landfills. (Sad face).

So let’s wave a flag for Sean Avery and his CD animals.

He’s an Australian illustrator, graphic designer and sculptor of wonderful things. In his own words: “My sculpture work is all about repurposing the discarded to make something beautiful.

All his sculptures are unique, eerily organic…and involve hundreds of tiny shards of shattered CDs. (Unsurprisingly, they take so long to finish that he doesn’t make very many of them – so they’re all highly sought-after).

For more examples of his quirky talent, check out his deviantArt page and his recently released children’s book, All Monkeys Love Bananas.




All images: Sean Avery.

Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.