Jennifer L. Hodges
Legendary Reflection
Mixed Media
10ft X 2ft



Through my abstract work of art, I intend to capture and give voice to the myriad aspects of the human experience. My work represents a contemporary exploration of the Black experience with a spotlight on the various aspects of Black femininity. I intend to evoke feelings, stimulate thought and enhance ambiance. My work is a place for me to explore without boundaries, relish in liberated creativity and challenge thought, education and experience. It is my voice captured in one moment, and on one canvas in time. I draw creative inspiration from the metaphysical, psychology, and spirituality. My choice of color combination and texture through mixed media aims to inspire spirituality, cultural connection, and an overall sensory connection for the viewer, making them feel represented in the work of art.

Legendary Reflection is an extension of Jennifer’s Beauty In Darkness Series, which represents the individuality, beauty, and resilience of Black American experiences.

Legendary Reflection honors Overflow Coffee’s history as the former home of Vee-Jay Records. The art is comprised of original records broken and assembled on the canvas along with authentic piano rods, guitar strings, sheet music, bamboo paper, mesh, hemp string, and wire. Recoding artists who released hits on the Vee-Jay label are featured in the art, including Jerry Butler, The Beatles, Betty Everett, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and the Dells.