Sydney artist creates sculptures from hundreds of discarded toy parts
One man’s trash is another artist’s treasure, or I think that’s how it goes. Sydney-based artist Freya Jobbins makes bizarre sculptures of human faces and chiselled physiques, as well as famous characters like The Terminator, Darth Vader, and Batman. What’s more amazing is her choice of material: hundreds of discarded doll body parts.
The process isn’t simple, as you might have realized. Each piece of discarded toy is glued and attached to each other until the sculpture gains some depth and semblance to a human face.
She says that her inspiration for pursuing this style of art comes from a variety of sources including Greek mythology, anatomist Gunther Von Hagen, fruit and veggie painter Guiseppe Archimboldo, and the Toy Story movies. On her website, she talks about her themes of consumerism and a throw-away society: ‘my work explores the relationship between consumerist fetishism and the emerging recycling culture within the visual arts’.
‘Due to our society’s over consumption of plastic children’s toys, the materials I need for my assemblages are all very accessible’.
Via The Awesomer