This sculptural jar features two women gazing at one another in a domestic setting, which is signaled by the seated figure’s chair and the jar’s pattern referencing wallpaper. The title speaks to a simple, comforting safety that one may feel when coming home to be with your loved one. The beauty of simply being seen and acknowledged is shown through their delicate and powerful gazes.
Coming Home, 2019
Alex Hodge was always drawn to the arts and regularly channeled her creativity as a child whether in watercolor classes or scrapbooking with her mother. Hodge focuses on prioritizing women’s narratives in all aspects of her work. Through the decorative and symbolic details, she hints at narratives without completing them to invite the viewer to participate in creating meaning. The women she invents exist in the present but is of the imagined future in which we all have room to flourish, to tell our stories, to give and receive love, and to express the beauty and pain of the human condition. Fundamentally, her artworks are a celebration of the tenacity and vulnerability of women and clay, an interplay of history and hope.