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Sean E Avery creates all animal sculptures using recycled materials like old CDs, computer hard drives, and so on. He blends many different man made materials together to make them appear strangely organic, with a distinct sense of movement. The nature of his sculpture practice ensures that each piece will be completely unique. He only uses recycled materials to create all sculptures, which classifies his work as “Sustainable Art”.
Sean E Avery Biography
Sean E Avery is an artist and children’s writer-illustrator from Perth, Western Australia. Born in Kimberly, South Africa, he grew up in a small town in the Eastern Cape called Port Elizabeth and moved to Western Australia in 2002. When he moved to Perth he quickly made a name for himself as a talented artist. His unique sculptures became very popular due to the unconventional materials he used to create them. He has been commissioned to set up displays in various locations around Perth, including Woodside Plaza and Scitech.
Recently, Sean sold two pieces to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not that they put on display in their Baltimore and Hollywood museums. Always fascinated with the way light and color reflects off a disc, he never found any other material to match it. Each creature starts as a wire mesh armature that is shaped with a pair of pliers. He cuts up as many discs as he needs with a pair of kitchen scissors, arranges the shards according to size and color and attaches them to the frame using a hot glue gun. The shards are arranged in a natural fur/feather pattern so the creatures look strangely organic with a distinct sense of movement. Sean has made sculptures that contain as many as 300 discs and have taken more than a month to complete.
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