Freya Jobbins: Anthropomorphism

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.

Freya Jobbins' self-portraitWorking 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).

Freya Jobbins: Bart

Ultimately, Jobbins believes her work expresses an exploration of the "relationship between consumerism and the culture of upcycling and recycling."

Continue below to see more of this marvelously offbeat work, and be sure to follow Jobbin's latest updates on Facebook and Instagram.

Freya Jobbins: Effie

"Effie," 2012

Freya Jobbins: Eurydice

"Eurydice," 2014

Freya Jobbins: Ganymede, Zeus, Hera

"Agapi Trigono: (L-R Ganymede, Zeus & Juno the other Hera)"

Freya Jobbins: Batman

"Batman," 2013

Freya Jobbins: Whoopi

"Whoopi," 2013

Freya Jobbins: Shirley

"Shirley," 2014

Freya Jobbins: Dear Old Darth

"Dear Old Darth," 2009

Freya Jobbins: Hades

"Hades, Greek God of Death and Wealth," 2011

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Irony in plastic: Discarded doll parts upcycled into offbeat sculptures
The unconventional sculptures explore the relationship between consumerism and the culture of upcycling.