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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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:iconseanavery:
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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andromeda Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW!!! Out of cd's, I am just blown away! Gorgeous!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   General Artist
It's beautiful ^_^
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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larewenevenstar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, very cool :D
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsmittywerbenjagerma:
smittywerbenjagerma Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Gorgeous!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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LordRahl8 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wish I had tried this kind of thing back when AOL was sending out free CDs all the time
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha ha, AOL have helped me a lot with this type of art ...
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:iconbronybeforepony:
BronyBeforePony Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well you beat me to it
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flame418 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Cool! I love it!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconaceno:
Aceno Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good work and amazing concept!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:icon314pyper:
314pyper Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never would have thought to use CD's as an art medium, but you did such a beautiful job with them o.o
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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StimulatingImagery Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fucking awesome!! I Think this is the most creative piece of art I have seen in a while, keep up the good work.
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for that!
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wiggybee101 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
So prettyful and colorful ><
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwiggybee101:
wiggybee101 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Twelcomes
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:iconblusteryautumnbreeze:
This is gorgeous!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconblusteryautumnbreeze:
You're welcome. :D
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SquigglyButterfly Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I love the colours you used,and the sculpture is simply beautiful.
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlostkingdom:
lostkingdom Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlostkingdom:
lostkingdom Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob :hug:
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:iconnicki96:
Nicki96 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student
so beautiful!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:icondragonwitch1469:
DragonWitch1469 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Cool bird!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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frzndrknes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
amazing work
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrumpy1993:
Rumpy1993 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. I am in love with this!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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J-a-yC-o Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Were they different colored cds or were they all the same color? Because I see that you have some dark blues and such in there. IT turned out really nicely but looks really sharp ^^
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! There's a few different shades of blue and purple in there ...
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Zerucune Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
This looks really awesome..good job. :)
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpablopastulio:
PabloPastulio Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn it looks alot like a zapdos!! awesome!!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, I'd really like to make a Zapdos one day!
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hunterofthedark Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this looks really stunning. I imagine that the bird hung up outside creates beautiful lightings?
I'd love a "how to" (for geeks like me ^^ )!
Are you selling birds like that?
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! It does catch light really nicely! I do make birds on commission, you can check my price guide on my website: www.seaneavery.com
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ApplepieArtworks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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