and still this


Jim Hodges ( American, 1957 )

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General Description

This ambitious work began as a single canvas and expanded to ten over the course of its creation. Arranged in an open circle of ten panels of increasing height, and still this provides an immersive environment. Drawing on commonly understood symbols, objects, and formats, Hodges expresses a spirit of human interconnectedness and interdependency in this work and others that are richly metaphorical. Jim Hodges applied gold leaf to create stylized arabesque patterns and to depict what might be a scene by a river, a lake, or a pond in a forest with light crashing through the trees.

Adapted from

  • Anna Katherine Brodbeck, ed., TWO X TWO X TWENTY: Two Decades Supporting Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art), 2018, 116.

  • 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.