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Hummingbird 8 by SeanAvery Hummingbird 8 by SeanAvery
Hummingbird commission.

Width: 35cm
Height: 25 cm
Depth: 10 cm

CD shards (over 40 CDs used)
Wire mesh frame
Hot glue
Gold paint
1 week work time

I use kitchen scissors to cut the shapes I need out of the CDs, then arrange each shard by colour and size. I then hot glue those shards one-by-one to a wire mesh frame to create a natural feather pattern. They usually take a week to make, maybe longer depending on how motivated I am to get them done!
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catofevil Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
This is lovely.
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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StrayState Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!

I love the idea of using CD shards to make sculpture, the vibrant colors it produces suites the peice well. I wonder how it is you come up with so many CD's to produce your pieces though? Sounds like it could be expensive just to buy blanks. Worth it regardless!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like my work! People donate CDs to me. =)
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:iconstraystate:
StrayState Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah I see, well keep it up!
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:icontinypasserine:
TinyPasserine Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing.

Congrats on it - it's beautiful!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! =)
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:icondelinlea:
Delinlea Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's amazing!!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconileatt:
ILeatt Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Wow!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=)
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:iconohmygezuz:
ohmygezuz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
that is beautiful! do you rub off the cover of the cds or how do you get the shiny blue on both sides?
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! I glue CDs back-to-back to get the colour on both sides.
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:iconluted:
Luted Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mind blowing!! O_O
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=)
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:icond3nn0s:
D3nn0s Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow that's impressive! <3
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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bailzzararco Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I had no idea you could cut cds with a pair of scissors.
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's tricky, but it can be done with the right types of discs!
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:iconhenny-ann:
henny-ann Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
awesome
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icontigerdillos:
tigerdillos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So pretty. I think I'm going to try that.
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go for it! Would love to see what you come up with ...
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:icontigerdillos:
tigerdillos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay! :)
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very nice style!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Goodness, your artwork is always so breath taking. :heart:
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like my stuff. =)
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:iconkitsuru:
Kitsuru Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow, that is epic.
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbudgielover14:
Budgielover14 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats really cool! And it seems like a easy thing to make so I might give it a try!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely give it a go, would love to see what you come up with! =)
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:icongoodgirl-badgirl:
GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Wow, very nicely done, looks great. :)
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:icongoodgirl-badgirl:
GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
You're welcome :)
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:iconstarlitstables:
StarlitStables Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty! the detail is amazing!!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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wildergustein Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Woooow Excellent!!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=)
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:icondolphishy:
Dolphishy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible use of CDs!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icondrexith:
Drexith Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   General Artist
stunning!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=)
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:iconkazi847:
kazi847 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing and gorgeous.
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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SolidHammer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
waaaaaaaaa i love !!!!!!!!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, thank you!
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BeatBoxPicanto Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Wow! THis is amazing!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzambingo:
zambingo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Your sculptures are fantastic.
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