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.
Eco Toy Exhibition Tel-Aviv Israel24-Sep-2013
Just updating the Eco Toy show where I have two pieces. I have received great reviews of my piec..
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Nine giant images of my plastic assemblages are exhibited on a hoarding wall down in Stockland M..