These awesome sculptures are obviously inspired by toys, yet their style and subject matter would be lost on children. From a Kim Jong-Il potato head to a Virgin Mary shaped jet, Stephen Ives celebrates childhood in a decidedly adult manner.
Some look like toy mods, others are sculptures which are styled after plastic toys, and all have a unique style that is playful with serious undertones.
The only thing I don't like about these sculptures is the fact that they haven't been made into vinyl toy versions, because I want them all for my collection!
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