This vase is a derivative of my Portrait collection; the vase features a woman on each side, one with a fire at her throat, and the other with a pattern, which may be interpreted as rain or seeds. They are surrounded by olive-toned plant life and become one with the overgrown environment.
Earth Needs Us Both, 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.