Gallery: Cool animal sculptures made from chopped up CDs

Now that the CD-ROM has pretty much gone the way of the floppy disc, what are we supposed to do with all of those old AOL CDs we saved just in case we suddenly found a need for 1000 free hours online? Australian artist Sean E Avery has found a solution, chopping up the discs and turning them into whimsical animal sculptures.

In addition to old discarded discs, some of his pieces use circuit boards, chips, and other recycled computer parts, but they never stray from the obsolete tech theme. I think the results are pretty striking, and he'll even make custom sculptures on special order. Just don't ask him to make anything other than a critter, because he likes to keep his subject matter focused on the animal kingdom.

Sean E Avery, via Treehugger

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