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An Artist Has Turned Old Dolls Into Freaky Sculptures And It’s Your Basic Nightmare

By lheidi - August 12, 2019
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What is it about dolls that makes them so creepy? Dolls are scarier than anything in a horror movie, because they actually exist in real life, unlike any of the monsters in scary movies. That means that your dolls can probably come to life and scare the crap out of you at the very least. We don’t know why anyone would ever make dolls. The first person to put together a doll probably should have said, “This is a thing of evil,” and then destroyed it so that no one would ever know the horror that is a doll. But for some reason, that person didn’t, and now we are forever bothered by just how creepy dolls look.

But this one artist is taking the creepiness of dolls to the next level. And yes, that’s even possible. Click through to see these freaky sculptures, but just know, you might not sleep for a week.

A Doll Life

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Freya Jobbins is an artist who makes amazing sculptures out of dolls. Some sculptors use clay. Other sculptures use discarded old toys.

It really shows that anything can be made into art, even those things that you’d normally find in a doll house.

We didn’t know that our Barbies could have a second life when we were done with them, but Freya takes them and reincarnates them into something that looks magical. And we kind of want to play with it.

Fun Form

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Freya didn’t always want to be a sculptor. She started out working as a police officer before she turned to art.

But Freya didn’t exactly love being a police officer, so she decided to switch careers. She became, you guessed it, an artist.

It’s quite a career change, but you can’t expect a police officer to create all these wonderful sculptures while they’re police officering. There would just be too much crime on the streets and art in the station.

Par For The Course

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Freya decided to shift careers, and in 2004, she started taking printmaking and sculpture classes.

Those classes ending up changing her life, and it opened doors for her that being a police officer never could open.

Those classes even led her to creating the projects that she gained recognition for. We pretty much have those classes to thank for these weird but cool and cool-weird doll sculptures. We’ll never look at Barbies the same way every again.

Life In Plastic

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Freya says that she’s like a “plastic surgeon,” but she literally works with plastic. We can’t imagine a face lift turning out like this.

You’d probably be pretty upset if your plastic surgeon handed you a mirror and you saw this reflecting back at you.

If that happened, you’d probably get a pretty good refund. Unless, of course, you asked for this look specifically from your plastic surgeon. In that case, you’d probably be pretty happy with it.

Untouched

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Freya, who is based out of Australia, enjoys putting things where you wouldn’t expect them to go.

“I am interested in generating a range of responses to existing cultural objects, which have been placed out of context,” says Freya of her art.

“The irony of my plastic works is that I take a material that was created to be touched, and I make it untouchable as an artwork.” You might break it if you touch it, too.

Plastic Pieces

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The results of her process are pretty incredible. We’re never going to think of dolls in the same way again.

It’s kind of crazy to think that the dolls we used to play with when we were kids could turn into something like this.

If we knew that, we might have felt a little weird about playing them. But we’d have to have super powers where we can see in the future to know that would happen.

I Am Batman

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One of the things that’s so great about Freya’s art is that is seems so familiar, and yet it feels so strange at the same time.

Like this sculpture of Batman. It’s hard to think that it’s made out of plastic dolls reformed to look like the caped crusader.

But if you take a closer look, it’s ends up being something that will make you never look at Batman in the same way again even if you tried.

Making Faces

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Freya lives in Sydney, Australia, but her art has been shown all around the world.

Freya’s works has been seen across Australia, and well as New York City, Detroit and San Francisco in USA. Hamburg Germany, Oslo Norway, Klagenfurt Austria,Yorkshire England, Dubai UAE and in Tel-Aviv Israel.

But the one place her work won’t be seen is your playroom. You better keep her out unless you want her to take your toys and melt them into this.

Self Portrait

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Freya has used plastic dolls and toys to create replicas of famous people and pop culture figures.

But she does not stop there. Like any artist, she’s also done a self-portrait. This amazing plastic piece is actually Freya’s likeness, but made out of dolls.

They say that an artist is only as good as their self portrait. Actually, they don’t say that, but maybe they should start. It seems like something that should be true, doesn’t it?

Up And Up

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One of the great things about Freya’s sculptures it actually allows Freya to upcycle old plastic, which is great for the environment.

Freya says that with her art, she likes to explore the “relationship between consumerism and the culture of upcycling and recycling.”

Who knows what would have happened to these dolls if Freya didn’t get her hands on them? Maybe they’d end up stuck in an old, dusty thrift shop or get buried in a landfill somewhere.

Face Lift

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This sculpture of a face is pretty amazing, because it literally has a butt chin.

This face is something so creepy, it’s going to haunt our nightmares for the rest of the whole month. Were not going to get any sleep at all.

But at the same time, we’re completely fascinated by it and can’t stop staring at it. What is this face’s whole deal? We want to know, but we know we’ll never get an answer.

Body Image

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This sculpture looks like something that you would study in a science class to learn about the human anatomy.

But the amazing thing about it is that it’s made out of other parts of the body than what they’re supposed to be.

The torso is a bunch of legs and arms and hands, and not a torso at all. You could study it when you’re trying to learn about anatomy, but you’d end up pretty confused, though.

Don't Have A Cow

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This sculpture of Bart Simpson is making us have a cow, man. It looks so much like Bart Simpson, and yet nothing like Bart Simpson at all.

One of the thing that’s remarkable about it is she made it out of other Bart Simpson toys.

The tiny Bart Simpson toys weren’t fine on their own. They had to be transformed into a larger, different, more bizarre Bart Simpson. It’s making our heads hurt just thinking about it.

Free Frieda

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Frieda Kahlo may have painted a ton of pictures of herself, but she never did anything like this.

As much as we love Frieda Kahlo’s work, we’re kind of digging this sculpture a little bit more.

What if the dolls she used to make Frieda Kahlo were just Frieda Kahlo action figures? Also, what if Frieda Kahlo action figures were a thing? Why aren’t Frieda Kahlo action figures a thing? Can Frieda Kahlo action figures be a thing?

The Face Of Freya

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Freya’s sculptures are pretty cool. We’re going to be thinking about them for a long time to come.

Just like regular dolls, we don’t know what to make of them. Are we supposed to enjoy them or feel unsettled by them? Or maybe a little bit of both.

But unlike dolls, we’re not scared that these are going to come to life and start haunting our entire family. So in that respect, these sculptures are better than the original.