Look how all the dolls of our childhood are combined ! Quite disturbing…
I don’t know if our dear old Ken is going to appreciate Freya Jobbins‘ project. The Australian artist recycles all possible discarded dolls to use them as the material for her sculptures… The final work presents some dismembered dolls, a thousand little parts of their body which are re-assembled to create several bizarre adult three-dimensional portraits. I swear she’s not psychopath, just fond of plastic and miniature details.
Her inspiration from Guiseppe Archimboldo is flagrant as they both use one kind of element (dolls for Jobbins, veggies and fruits for Archimboldo) to create new human characters. But she also said being inspired by Ron Mueck‘s oversized humans and Gunther Von Hagen‘s plastination corpses.
“My work explores the relationship between consumerist fetishism and the emerging recycling culture within the visual arts.”, said the artist.
When the Freya Jobbins explains her project, it’s less freaky but fascinating in a new way. It’s so true that we are living in a world completely consumerist and I remember well that when I was little I was always asking a new doll each Christmas (to the greatest despair of my parents) but the thing is not only about dolls but about our consumer society in general. We accumulate purchases every day in our cupboard, the idea of a recycle of all those old objects which are not useful anymore for us can be an amazing new source of creation for some others.
Freya Jobbins proves it with her project which doesn’t lack of imagination !