Freya Jobbins: Sculptor and Printmaker
ASSEMBLAGES; Freya creates her original and detailed assemblages by using a very NON traditional sculptural material - plastic dolls and toys. Utilizing miscellaneous pieces of dolls and toys to create remarkable humanoid assemblages of faces, heads and larger busts. Each piece of plastic is painstakingly carved, glued layer over layer, creating depth to each unique assemblage.
Inspired by Guiseppe Archimboldo and his fruit and vegetable paintings and of course the Toy Story Trilogy.
With those influences and a keen interest in Greek Mythology, results in some very provocative, humorous and disturbing assemblages.
My work explores the relationship between consumerist fetishism and the emerging recycling culture within the visual arts.
PRINT MAKING: Freya's still favours the methods of drypoint etching, , woodcuts and lino printmaking in her practice. Being inspired by Australian printmakers Marco Luccio; Cressida Campbell; Salvatore Zofrea, and Noel Counihan; and of course the emotive German printmaker Kathe Kollwitz.