Amazing toy sculptures by the Australian artist Freya Jobbins. Provocative, funny and disturbing at the same time, Jobbins has re-purposed old children’s dolls in an unusual way, by assembling them into three dimensional portraits known as ‘dollfaces’. Freya uses the toys in a way to create caricature-like facial features of a somewhat grotesque nature. An impressive sculptural work, an artistic exploration of the relationship between consumerism and the culture of recycling, certainly bringing your attention to the point with the absurdist humanoid forms.
“My work explores the relationship between consumerist fetishism and the emerging recycling culture within the visual arts. due to our society’s overspending on children’s plastic toys, especially dolls, the materials for my assemblages are very accessible.”
“I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.” Bernard Manning