'Untitled' by Jim Hodges

The idea behind Jim Hodges’ sculptural boulders, Untitled (2011) the newest outdoor sculpture on the Walker campus came in a flash during a recent trip through India. It wasn’t any single experience that spawned the project, but many a cacophony of color and complexity: temples flying flags in Rajasthani fields, Ganesha statues painted orange and gold, images of the Hindu deity Hanuman enhanced with red or orange paint, women pouring water as they prayed. Hodges says he was struck by

“this layering, layering, layering of material, to the point where what’s being covered, its identity, seemed to start being erased by the accumulation of color.”