Jim Hodges ( American, 1957 )
Jim Hodges's art references ideas of traditional beauty and intense emotion. Drawing on commonly understood symbols, objects, and formats, Hodges expresses a spirit of human interconnectedness and interdependency in works that are richly metaphorical. In Changing Things, Hodges placed 342 individual components of disassembled artificial silk flowers in a rhythmic pattern across a wall. Flowers, a token of romance and death, are a recurring motif for Hodges. Here they function as a poignant memento mori, underscoring the transitory nature of life and love. Hodges evokes the fragility and precariousness of life while celebrating its mysteries and beauty.
Bonnie Pitman, ed., "Changing Things (1998.44); "and still this" (2008.33.a-j)," in Dallas Museum of Art: A Guide to the Collection (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012), 348-49.
Charles Wylie, Celebrating Sculpture: Modern and Contemporary Works from Dallas Collections, 2003.
DMA unpublished material, 1998.