Brooklyn artist Jason Freeny describes his work as “candy colored madness”: his modified designer toys are often anatomical sculptures of popular icons in the toy world, which have been carefully sculpted to reveal their skeletal structure and other gooey innards. Seeing these macabre interpretations of familiar faces like Hello Kitty or Finding Nemo is jarring yet delightful– their insides fit perfectly into their outer shells with an almost scientific accuracy.
Only one quarter of the toy is “dissected,” so from certain angles the figurine looks completely normal, making their revealing sides even more of a surprise. From his website:
Armed with a youthful, overactive imagination, Jason creates smart, intricate illustrations that tickle the deviant intellect through a mix of hard graphics, pop iconography and wit.
During the day, Jason works in Manhattan as a mild mannered interface designer. At night, after the kids go to sleep, he can be found hunched over his computer developing works of candy colored madness.
I’ve been amassing quite the collection of designer toys for a while, and I never have the courage to actually saw one apart for mods. Freeny’s interpretation of each toy is one of the best I’ve seen, and the work that goes into each of these is colossal.