Art & Design

Written by Helen van Raaij

Freya Jobbins
Image by: Freya Jobbins

Dissecting old toys

Why throw away old dolls when you can use them in an creative way? Australia-based artist Freya Jobbins is a sculptor and printmaker. Freya calls herself a “plastic surgeon” and explores the connection between consumerism and recycling used products by collecting old used toys and molding them into a sculpture.  

She  “dissects” each toy so she can use legs, arms and hair to create a face or a complete human. An arm as lips, hands for eyelashes and buttocks for a chin. It is impossible to find the same toys again with the same traces of use, so every single piece she creates is completely unique.

Depending on the size of the face or sculpture it takes Freya a month or a year to finish one piece completely. Sometimes she isn't even able to finish her work due to missing “the right piece”.   

“The irony of my plastic works is that I take a material that was created to be touched, and I make it untouchable as an artwork.”

She also created the faces of batman, darth vader and Bart from the Simpsons. To see those sculptures and more you can visit her website,Facebook and Instagram account.  

Freya Jobbins
Image by: Freya Jobbins

Tags: Anatomy & Art, sculptor, Toys, Freya Jobbins

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