Mommyish Death Match: Are These Toy Sculptures Amazingly Creepy Or Good Recycling?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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