Jason Freeny's Skeleton Scuptures Mean You'll Never Look At My Little Pony The Same Way Again

Most children, at some point or another, will take apart one of their dolls out of curiosity to see what their beloved Barbie looks like on the inside. If they happen to choose one of Jason Freeny's skeleton sculptures to play doctor with, though, they're in for a nasty surprise. Like many artists, Freeny hits you right in the childhood in his work, although his approach is certainly unique. The former industrial designer-turned-sculptor has gained popularity by cutting popular children's toys in half and filling them with realistic innards, including a skeleton and, of course, disturbingly realistic organs. According to Bored Panda, Freeny found his calling after losing his job during the financial crisis. He found himself broke after six months of unemployment and turned to selling his sculptures on eBay, where they sold for increasingly large sums of money. By now, some of his work reportedly fetches up to $17,000, which means that someone, somewhere, chose to spend the cost of a new sedan on a My Little Pony. I'm just going to let that sink in for a second. All jokes aside, the sculptures are significantly cooler than they sound on paper. There's something compelling about literally peeling back the layers of your favorite toys, and I'm sure many an essay could be written about seeing Barbie's poor organs crammed into her tiny abdominal cavity. Plus... well, they're just neat-looking. (If you listen closely, you can hear the sounds of art critics around the world cringing.)

The sculptures may be awesome, but does anyone else feel like they're going to have nightmares about that baby doll? To check out more of Freeny's work, head over to his Facebook page, where he frequently documents his process, or the Moist Production website. Image: Jason Freeny/Twitter