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Custom Dunny by jay222toys Custom Dunny :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 0 0 Skinner and His Friend Hal by jay222toys Skinner and His Friend Hal :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 2 0 Resin production- 3Storms pic3 by jay222toys Resin production- 3Storms pic3 :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 1 0 Resin production- 3Storms pic2 by jay222toys Resin production- 3Storms pic2 :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 1 0 Resin production: 3 Storms by jay222toys Resin production: 3 Storms :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 3 1 2nd Pic - NightStalker Edition by jay222toys 2nd Pic - NightStalker Edition :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 0 0 LA Hands - NightStalk Edition by jay222toys LA Hands - NightStalk Edition :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 1 2 Another Shot of LA Hands by jay222toys Another Shot of LA Hands :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 3 0 Throw Up Skinned Hands by jay222toys Throw Up Skinned Hands :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 4 2 Pocket Mumma Vader by jay222toys Pocket Mumma Vader :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 0 0 Lil Mumma Vader Boy by jay222toys Lil Mumma Vader Boy :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 0 0 Alex Pardee as the Ice Wizard by jay222toys Alex Pardee as the Ice Wizard :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 0 0 New Custom for upcoming show by jay222toys New Custom for upcoming show :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 2 1 Secret Base Boogie by jay222toys Secret Base Boogie :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 0 0 Predator by jay222toys Predator :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 2 3 Almighty Dunny Show Custom by jay222toys Almighty Dunny Show Custom :iconjay222toys:jay222toys 1 0


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"Jay222 was born in the south San Francisco town of Daly City, where he was promptly declared unfit for Catholic preschool. He showed early promise as a young artist, and he ultimately traded Hail Marys for horror movies. Like any good flick from the genre will tell you, suburbs + nuns = scary stuff, so Jay222 took safe haven in the offbeat humor of Ren & Stimpy and the creative expression of hip hop culture. Arriving at the higher learning crossroads of art school and cosmetology school, Jay222 initially took the path toward hair. It was during a fateful 2-day class on horror makeup where he learned to make an open neck that everything suddenly aligned.
What began casually in 2005 is now an obsession that eats up 8 pounds of polymer clay every 2 weeks. The result is the visual equivalent of a cartoon horror movie on acid. It's blood and guts; fascia and fungus. It's early Peter Jackson mixing it up with early Bill Cosby. It's Wes Craven sharing a laugh with George Carlin. It's Stephen King sparking it up with Slayer. These twisted and tormented creatures are Jay222's commentary on a society filled with hatred and violence. His mutated toys serve to remind us of the damage we're doing to the world. the exposed viscera lays out their suffering, and they refuse to be ignored.
While Jay222 certainly has a (too put it mildly) tactile style, he prefers versatility over a single technique. Much like the tiers of day he layers over each piece, he works by building new ideas onto previous ones and never sketches before sculpting. Jay222 believes in the reciprocity of inspiration. In his first 4 years of sculpting, he gave away all his pieces. Among the recipients were: DJ Qbert, Sage Francis, Zach Galafinakis, Patton Oswalt, Balzac and Jesse Hernandez.
Jay222's original creations and modified creatures have been exhibited nationally. He was in an opening for Toy Art Gallery and a show curated by Buff Monster for Giant Robot in Los Angeles on the same night. When Sacramento's Dragatomi invited him to an event called Not Vinyl, he incorporated live fish into his piece. In another challenge, he transformed an innocent stick of deodorant into a monster for Genuine Artikle in New York. He then dispatch more homegrown monsters to the Arizona desert for a two-man show at Phoenix's Red Hot Robot. Jay222's monsters are often in impressive company, whether alongside Mars-1 and Damon Soule at San Mateo's Thud Rumble Gallery or as part of Multiversal, a massive group toy art show, which took place during Miami's Art Basel.
Jay222 is available for commissions, and despite how his art may look, he's not scary at all."
-Jeremy Brautman


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sun8urn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hi nice to meet you here
robertpaulson7 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
I'm just going to leave this here...


doormatt Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey man great stuff, i really like your blog too. How did you start out being a toy sculptor? I'm just getting out of CCA with a sculpture degree and I do a bunch of little polymer clay zombies and stuff, but I don't know how to get work doing that in the bay area...
jay222toys Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Thank you for coming by and checking out my customs and sculptures. For more updates and details, check out my blog:
Embrace-the-Flames Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Writer
Amazing stuff man.
Rydenbreeze Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Your toys/figures are SICK!
Corviid Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey! I know who you are. :wave:

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