Paper collage is at the core of my art practice. I am drawn to its immediacy and spontaneity. The collages ultimately take form in other mediums such as Screen prints, digital prints and textiles. Natural History, Victorian imagery and tales with anthropomorphic themes are a constant source of inspiration for me. I meld together traditional collage techniques with distortion, turning things upside down bringing the beautiful and ugly together, through this various birds, beasts and flora reoccur throughout the work. They are sliced up, scaled up and morphed together to create strange and unexpected hybrids.
Vicki Cody graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art Printmaking, 2009; and a Master in Textiles from HDK School of Craft and Design Gothenburg, Sweden 2017. She has exhibited and been a resident artist in Ireland and abroad and has been a recipient of numerous awards and grants. Vicki has been a member of Blackstack Studio since 2011, and is also registered member with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.