Jersey gorilla sculpture made with recycled CDs

  • In Science
  • 2022-12-05 11:55:44Z
  • By BBC
Gorilla CD sculpture
Gorilla CD sculpture  

A Jersey carpenter has used around 7,000 old CDs to create a gorilla sculpture for a wildlife charity.

David Carson modelled the sculpture to match the "Go Wild" gorillas from Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Mr Carson spent around 300 hours working on the project, which is about 3.3ft (1m) high and 3.3ft (1m) long.

He said his wife asked him to find a creative way to recycle the CDs into a sculpture.

It is made from donated islander's old music collections.

He said: "Usually I make chairs out of CDs and Durrell phoned up and asked if I could make them a chair, which of course I said 'yes' because it's Durrell. But then they phoned back and said, 'well actually what we'd really like is a gorilla'.

"While that's a lot more difficult than a chair I thought, 'yes we'll give it a go.'"

Gorilla CD sculpture
Gorilla CD sculpture  

Mr Carson said islanders could be more creative with their recycling.

"It's just a shame that we just throw things away too easily these days so it's nice if they can be used again," he said.

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