The assemblage made by an Australia-based artist may look freakish or bizarre at first, but you probably will still keep staring at the crazy mix of various toy parts.
Similar to the impressive recreated portraits and paintings by UK-based artist Jane Perkins, South West Sydney-based Freya Jobbins makes use of bits and pieces from repurposed toys to make her quirky portrait sculptures. Various plastic pieces from old toys, and doll parts such as appendages, eye balls, and even faces take on a new form — faces, heads, and busts — as she cuts, carves, and glues them in layers.
Jobbins says her work is inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo and his famous portraits made using fruits, flowers, and vegetables, as well as other artists such as Penny Byrne, Gunther Von Hagen, and Ron Muek. Her keen interest in Greek Mythology is also evident in a number of her mind-blowing assemblages.
On her quirky creations, Jobbins says, “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.”
Go ahead and visit Freya Jobbins’ website to see her gallery of bizarre yet amazing sculptures!