Jim Hodges does a lot with flowers. Also mirrors, granite, scarves, and, oh yeah, paper. The results are magical and exhilarating. Also fragile and sorrowful. In many of his works, a collage aesthetic is at play.
Paper was the first material that fascinated him. He talked about it during his 2009 exhibition Love, Etc. at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in an interview with Christophe Ecoffet. Hodges liked “the flexibility of paper, how paper can tear, and be unfolded and folded.” In one work, he collaged hearts cut from painted newspaper.