Pop Culture Icons from Plastic Doll Parts and Toys,
Freya Jobbins creates her original and detailed assemblage by using a very NON traditional sculptural material – plastic doll parts and toys. She utilizes miscellaneous pieces of dolls and toys to create remarkable humanoid assemblages of faces, heads and larger busts. Each piece of plastic is painstakingly carved, glued layer over layer, creating depth to each unique assemblage.
Inspired by Guiseppe Archimboldo and his fruit and vegetable paintings; and other artist’s work such as Penny Byrne’s ceramic creations, Ron Muek’s giant people, Gunther Von Hagen’s plastinated corpses, and of course the Toy Story Trilogy, their influences are very obvious in her assemblages.
Combined with those influences and a keen interest in Greek Mythology, results in some very provocative, humorous and disturbing assemblages.
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.
Pop Culture Icons from Plastic Doll Parts and Toys