Modern and Contemporary Art
Every TouchMade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Jim Hodges, American, born 1957, with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
Currently not on view
1995-55-1Purchased with funds contributed by Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Dixon Stroud, 1995
Although trained as a painter, Jim Hodges is best known for transforming ordinary materials, such as paper napkins and lightbulbs, into intimate and poetic works that speak to emotions like love and loss. In Every Touch thousands of artificial flowers were disassembled and reassembled in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia to create a dramatic lacelike curtain of cascading petals.
Hodges’s title speaks not only to the labor-intensive process of the work’s shared construction but is also a poignant meditation on the elusiveness of beauty.