Stephanie Hicks is a Melbourne-based visual artist working across collage, drawing, bookbinding and installation. Her practice focuses on the relationship between image and object, the use of systems and patterning, and traditions of craft and decorative arts.
The collection and arrangement of photographic images is central to Stephanie’s creative practice. Through her habitual practice of documenting incidental moments and encounters, she draws on her immediate environment for inspiration. Curious details provide a diversion from the familiar and create a focal point.
Images from vintage books and journals, found photographs, stickers and other ephemera are also incorporated into a personal archival system in which meaning is articulated though the use of formal qualities such as patterning, repetition and symmetry.