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The enormous purple bird

By SeanAvery
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The 3rd piece of a commissioned exhibition for Scitech.

1st piece: [link]
2nd piece: [link]

As the name suggests, this is an ENORMOUS purple bird that took the best part of two weeks to finish.

Wire mesh frame
CD fragments (roughly 150 CDs used)
Hot glue
Gold paint
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1800x2554px 2.13 MB
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Windy-chou's avatar
" cette splendeur est magnifique "Billie
To translate (it's my seven years old daughter who wrote it) : "This splendor is magnificent"
thanks for these beautiful creations!
Windy Chou from France
Windy-chou's avatar
" cette splendeur est magnifique "Billie
To translate (it's my seven years old daughter who wrote it) : "This splendor is magnificent"
thanks for these beautiful creations!
Windy Chou from France
SeanAvery's avatar
Thank you so much for the kind words! =)
seraphinx's avatar
Looks great! How tall is it? :o
SeanAvery's avatar
It's a little over a metre tall. =)
crayon18's avatar
it is amazing how you you cut it?
SeanAvery's avatar
Thanks, just a pair of kitchen scissors used!
FlyingCarpets's avatar
oh my god, that is such an amazing thing to do with CDs, I have a ton of old ones stored up in a box, just because they always looked kind of too pretty and shiny to throw out... but I'd never even imagined one can do such wonders with those XDD I just wanted to put them on my walls once, but then decided I don't really want them falling on me from the ceiling at night. Your stuff rocks! All those creatures are so complex and expressive <3 Awesome!
SeanAvery's avatar
Thank you, you're too kind!
FlyingCarpets's avatar
No, you're just too talented and hard-working ;3
scarletwave's avatar
For the record, I think this is fabulous.
SeanAvery's avatar
Thanks, I worked extremely hard on it, working at a scale that I've never worked at before for over 70 hours. Thank you for the kind words, it makes me feel better knowing that not everyone at Traditional Media dislikes my latest work. =) I guess I just have to raise the bar to have future work accepted ...
earthsea-23's avatar
Wow, what a beautiful idea!
speedingpullet's avatar
Wow, I think I like this even more than your eagle!
Ravenwolfslayer's avatar
Great work...again! So I take it that it's a bird exhibition? If so, do you have a list of birds you are making? How do you cut the discs? And most importantly, how often do you cut yourself! Those discs look sharp!
SeanAvery's avatar
Yeah, they wanted birds so they had an excuse to suspend the sculptures from the ceiling. Scitech is a learning centre that has hundreds of kids coming through a day, they were worried that the little ones would break any sculpture they could reach.

I cut and burn myself all the time, my hands are usually pretty messed up after I've finished a big project. =) The glue guns are the biggest hazzard, I use them for extended lengths at a time and they tend to over heat and explode.
Ravenwolfslayer's avatar
Yeah never thought about those glue guns, yikes! Hot glue on skin is NOT fun. The kids will be in awe, I'm sure.
SeanAvery's avatar
Thanks again. =)
Nanakonomidori's avatar
Awesome as always man >__>
It's SOOO time consuming such an artpiece and all the details and You can make it look like a bird AHH DAMN IT ITS AWESOME O___O
Awesome way of recycling :D
SeanAvery's avatar
Ha ha, you're always too kind Nicole. I'm glad you like it. =)
Nanakonomidori's avatar
Why it's true!
I'm really amazed by your work.
I mean the idea of plastic CDs is just ewww, but the way You make it it's like WOW it's like crystals/ice
<3
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