All images courtesy of Freya Jobbins
The unconventional sculptural busts of Freya Jobbins are inspired in equal parts by the work of Milanese painter Guiseppe Arcimboldo and Pixar's Toy Story trilogy.
Working from out of her home studio near Sydney, Australia, this inventive sculptor and printmaker uses flesh-colored doll parts and other discarded plastic toys to create her uncanny humanoid portraits (including the one depicting herself, at right).
"I am interested in generating a range of responses to existing cultural objects, which have been placed out of context," Jobbins writes on her website. "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."
While some of the pieces have a slightly unsettling quality, many others are comical and familiar — like her portraits of Batman, Whoopi Goldberg and Bart from "The Simpsons" (below).
"Agapi Trigono: (L-R Ganymede, Zeus & Juno the other Hera)"
"Dear Old Darth," 2009
"Hades, Greek God of Death and Wealth," 2011
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