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Artist Turns Old Toys into Creepy Faces and Human Forms

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Freya Jobbins

We've profiled some pretty unique artwork here on FEARNET over the years, from an artist who creates beautiful sculptures out of bones to one who turns old tapes and records into macabre delights. Another artist who's tossing paint brushes aside in favor of a more unique form of artistic expression is Freya Jobbins, who uses old toys and doll parts to create incredible, and slightly creepy, human faces and forms.

As we spotted over on Juxtapoz Magazine, the South Africa-born artist is a sculptor and printmaker, and her 'toy assemblages' are her preferred method of expression. Jobbins painstakingly carves, glues and assembles the plastic remains of toys and dolls, turning the contents of yard sale bins into highly impressive sculptures, which oftentimes depict figures from Greek mythology and even pop culture icons like Batman and Bart Simpson.

"My work explores the relationship between consumerist fetishism and the emerging recycling culture within the visual arts," says Jobbins. "Due to our society's over consumption of plastic children's toys, the materials I need for my assemblages are all very accessible."

Check out some of the unique toy sculptures below and see many more over on Freya's website!

Freya Jobbins

Freya Jobbins

Freya Jobbins

Freya Jobbins

Freya Jobbins

Freya Jobbins Batman

Freya Jobbins

Darth Vader

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