BIO + ARTIST STATEMENT
About the Artist
Hi! My name is Joy Bradley, also known as Joy X and I'm the artist behind Joy x Design. I Currently live with my husband and two adorable puppies in Berrien Springs, MI. I'm a Michigander through and through; I've lived here all of my life and graduated with my Bachelors in Biopsychology and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2013. I've always been a very crafty person and creativity runs through my veins. 3 years ago I had the opportunity to travel to St. Petersburg, Russia (my first solo international trip!) in September 2018 where I attended a 3-day giant flower master class. I was able to learn from the best, meet people from all over the world with the same passion, and learn new techniques in the art of giant flower designing. From there I built upon that knowledge to create my own artistic lane building structural installations with an otherworldly style. Joy x Design is my testimony; an example of how amazing God is! As I continue my professional journey, I like to think of my career as one immersion experience that allows me to continuously grow with each project and collaboration.
I'm an installation artist with a passion in creating giant free standing structures with an emphasis on fantastical scenery. I like to incorporate mundane materials that I find laying around and turn them into magical pieces of art.
The sheer size of my pieces are made to enrapture the viewer and give them a glimpse into another dimension. I draw inspiration from the many fantastical stories, movies, and soundtracks I enjoyed since childhood that transported my imagination into another world. I hope to bring my dreams into reality and take everyone along on the journey with me.