An Art feature we would like to call ‘Making faces from faces’ because it is exactly that: An alternative week for DEN, we have discovered an Australian artist who makes face sculptures from small doll parts and other faces. Freya Jobbins’ project entitled ‘doll faces’ consists of a variety of plastic doll parts that assemble to create a layered, textural, holistic facial sculpture. We think her work is so weird and wonderful it was worth writing about!
The essence of her sculpture work, taken from her personal website:
‘SCULPTING: Inspired as she is by other artists such as Guiseppe Archimboldo’s fruit & vegie paintings, Ron Mueck’s big big humans, Gunther Von Hagen’s plastinated corpses and the Toy Story Trilogy, their influence and her need to ‘build’ can be seen in Freya’s current sculptural work.’
Jobbins’ work is notorious for combining the emerging recycling of culture within the field of the visual arts with consumerist fetishism. This may seem foreign to many of us, but it is in fact an interesting amalgamation of two essences. A bit like making a cake with two very individual ingredients and producing a very interesting and intriguing outcome!
Working with plastic, she has reconstructed the human form due to an obsession of hers. Her infatuations include attention to detail, symmetry and a new love of Greek mythology. She is also a keen print-maker, ever closely linking with her sculptural works and becoming more and more personal, but today we’re going to focus on her fascinating plastic people.
And view her work’s inspiration below, Giuseppe Arcimboldo.