Describing herself as an “image maker, visual merchandiser and collector,” Miranda Foxx is just the curious sort we like. “I like to read books and cut them up,” says the BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design student whose psychologically themed work often explores the nature of human curiosity, fascination and emotion.
Her project ‘Cabinet of Curiosities – The Brain’, looks at the obsession many people had, and still have, of collecting and exhibiting “the weird and wonderful.” The project involves a series of antiquarian books with panels cut into them that appear to present cross sections of preserved brains, however Miranda also explores the use of a variety of other mediums such as collage, etching and model-making.
Her final project which, will be shown at London College of Communication’s Summer Show Three, looks at how a person can drive themselves insane trying to comprehend their own existence, experiences and the vastness of the universe. This project draws inspiration from the philosophical subtext of Ray Bradbury’s short stories and demonstrates that Miranda’s work is both visually detailed and thought-provoking.
Miranda is also Co-Founder of Young’s Typographic Collective, a group of multi-disciplined practitioners out to encourage, design and desire. Formed in memory of a dear friend Joe Young, profits from the venture go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Young’s Typographic Collective: @Youngs_Type
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