With a nod to “sampling culture” and Rauschenberg’s principle of working in “the gap between art and life”, Hodge’s collage based works pair urban detritus and found objects with cut-out images, lyrics, and other signifiers of the African-American experience, forming a duality of meaning wherein fragments of everyday urban life become conduits of artistic expression. Cut, sewn, scorched, and painted, Hodge collapses the space between his reclaimed materials and the traditions he invokes, suggesting alternative pathways through the self-described “layer cake” of African American history.
Tim is a self expressionist and live's his life hoping he has not seen, heard,read,tasted,experienced, etc..., the best thing yet. He thinks we ALL influence someone in someway or another so his mixed media paintings are done in hopes that by portraying others who have made a positive impact, it could maybe plant a seed in the viewer that they too could participate in something positive as well.
Tim signs all his work Your Name Here . If someone is looking at the bottom of the piece to see who did it and sees Your Name Here, it might make them think that they might could do some sort of expression themselves. You are really missing out if you do not try to do some sort of self-expression.
your name here