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Hummingbird 9 by SeanAvery Hummingbird 9 by SeanAvery
Hummingbird commission — one of the last sculptures I'll be doing for a little while!

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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JessicaLicari Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work :heart:
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! =)
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Cabres Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Oh, that's CD shards. I was wondering whether that was plastic or glass. Different approach, and magnificently crafted together. Great job, amigo. Whenever you can/will do more sculptures, I hope someone can get you to do a tiger's head. Or, even head, arm/leg and paw with claws out. If I get the money, certainly I would pay you for that. Serious tiger fascination, is what I have. But, enough on that, and sorry for doing such. Hope that what you're tied up with has some art connection that you can shards/post on here.
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roneta8 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Wow well done
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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TigerTankLilly Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a really amazing and creative piece of art! :o
I would never have guessed that it was made out of CDs if I didn't had read the description :D
Love it!
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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Kolibrito Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Awesome!! love hummingbirds Kolibri
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TechMech539 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Excellent work. My hat is off to you for how smooth and clean your edges are.

Having done a couple of pieces with CDs myself, I just have to ask... how in the WORLD do you get such clean cuts with scissors? I've tried using tin snips and EMT shears (penny cutters) only to have the CDs fracture with no discernible pattern. I finally had to resort to using a coping saw and files to get the shapes I needed.
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I just use kitchen scissors, I really don't have any other trick for it ...
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