Smithsonian.com has an interview with Jason Freeny, an artist who creates sculptures of famous toys with their inner skeleton and musculature exposed. It’s an awesome and yet somehow absolutely terrifying endeavor.
Although he recognizes the value of his sculptures as tools for scientific educationâ€”and has seen his own kids learn from the dozens of pieces lying around his workshopâ€”his original intention was never to teach anyone anatomy. “I just love exploring these characters, and seeing what they look like inside,” Freeny says. “I want to see the grotesque, weird anatomies that these toys dictate.”
Check out the interview with the Smithsonian for many more photos,Â and check out Freeny’s websiteÂ for many more wonderful, childhood-tainting photos, as well as Freeny’s own original artwork and even some toys. You can also check outÂ his bookÂ Plastic Surgeon, which includes photos and in-progress photos and diagrams.