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Spoonbill 3 by SeanAvery Spoonbill 3 by SeanAvery
Spoonbill commission.

I really like this guy! He's stalking fish in my pond, the cheeky bird.

Width: 55cm
Length: 30 cm
Depth: 37 cm

CD shards (over 50 CDs used )
Wire mesh frame
Hot glue
Gold paint
1 weeks work (approximately 40 hours)

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 (that I shape by hand) to create a natural feather pattern. My sculptures usually take a week to make, maybe longer depending on how motivated I am to get them done!

In answer to some common questions:

These sculptures aren't as sharp as they look they're only dangerous if you eat them.

I hardly cut myself, but I do burn myself A LOT.

Always open for commissions! Drop me a note.
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:iconstrobili:
Strobili Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
oh my goodness :O! amazing!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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FloraLaurel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I ALWAYS burn myself with hot glue guns too!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, soooo many burns! =)
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StarlitStables Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the detail is amazing!!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconstarlitstables:
StarlitStables Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :nod:
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Em! =)
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:iconkamarisama:
kamarisama Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Is simply amazing!!!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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:iconfloralaurel:
FloraLaurel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed!!!
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:iconamymarieart:
AmyMarieArt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Amazing, seems right at home on the fountain!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, glad you like it! Thought he'd like it there. =)
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:iconthexandrya:
TheXandrya Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
So beautiful !
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwomanwelder:
womanwelder Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice work, looks happy in it's environment.
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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DeviantCookie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Aaaw I see myself as your disciple, cutting CDs for you all day long during years before you allow me to touch your glue gun =D And I still would be happy.

I definitely love your brilliant idea. Thank you!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, you're too kind. Glad you like the work!
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:iconmi-caw-ber:
Mi-caw-ber Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow thats creative xD" Maybe I'll try this too one day, a very cool way to recycle old CD's!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpeiyuu:
peiyuu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
This is beautiful! I think this is one of my favorites of all your sculptures.
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like him too! It's not often that I'm sad to see a piece go, but this one is really special. Really wish I could keep him. =)
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