Freya Jobbins: Sculptor and Printmaker
SCULPTING; Freya creates her original and detailed assemblage by using a very NON traditional sculptural material - plastic doll parts and toys. She utilizes 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 other artist's work such as Penny Byrne's ceramic creations, Ron Muek's giant people, Gunther Von Hagen's plastinated corpses, and of course the Toy Story Trilogy, their influences are very obvious in her assemblages.
Combined 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. Due to our society's over consumption of plastic children's toys, the materials I need for my assemblages are all very accessible.
PRINT MAKING: Freya's still favours the methods of drypoint etching, onto perspex and copper, 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, Freya's printmaking is evolving and increasingly including more figurative emotive forms.
Latest GROUP SHOW I am in17-May-2013
CABIN FEVER 22 May - 9 June Group show at Platform72, of works from established Contempo..
Keep checking my BLOG site for updates27-Jan-2013
I am actually using my BLOG on a regular basis now. Even sometimes twice a week and scary twice ..
Being a Finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2012 was uber cool. Thank you to all wh..
Nine giant images of my plastic assemblages are exhibited on a hoarding wall down in Stockland M..