Mommyish Death Match: Are These Toy Sculptures Amazingly Creepy Or Good Recycling?
Today, my editor Eve hipped me to the work of Freya Jobbins. She creates these incredible sculptures out of old toys. They are pretty unbelievable.
When I first saw them my knee-jerk reaction was, “You just killed joy.” But the more I look at them, the more unbelievable they become. I would normally not think of something like this for a child – and I’m sure she doesn’t make them for children – but now I’m thinking I really want one of these in my home to inspire my child to think outside the box when it comes to creativity.
So much of what our children play with is assembled for them, makes noises and has its own story line. I think it’s amazing to expose your kids (or anyone for that matter) to art like this. Deconstructing each piece, I almost get lost in a story of how they were made. Looking at them really takes me somewhere. Isn’t that what art is all about?
I want to be jarred a little. I want to have an extreme reaction that forces me to look again. These pieces are made with discarded toys; each toy deconstructed and analyzed for the part of the bigger artistic picture it provides. Sorry to get all ethereal, but I am downright inspired by this woman.
Admittedly, initially I was thinking these were creepy as hell. Now I want one. What says you? Are these toy sculptures masterpieces, amazingly creepy or good recycling? I’m going to go with – masterpieces.