Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Recycling old, used and unwanted CDs into something...

What do you normally do with old and used CDs? My kids recycled it into beautiful sun catchers last year and the balance was thrown away. Just read an interesting article on recycling them into something. Instead of throwing away old CDs, like most of us do, Sean Avery transforms them into incredible sculptures he classifies as sustainable art. Sure, you’ve seen CDs used as decorations before, but I assure you, they’re nothing like what this man makes.

Pieces of shattered CDs are pretty hard to work with when you’re trying to recreate an organic shape, but somehow Sean Avery manages to piece together animal and bird models that look amazingly realistic. Using special layering techniques, he is able to make something as pointy and sharp as CD shards look as smooth as feathers or animal fur. He blends in many different man made materials together to make them appear strangely organic, with a distinct sense of movement in his unique process.

Now that the iPod and other players have rendered music CDs obsolete, it’s nice to know there’s someone who can breath new life into them, by creating a menagerie of crystal-like creatures. If you want to learn more about Sean Avery’s incredible artworks, or order yourself on of his extraordinary creations check out his official site.