Unearthed by Jim Hodges, at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, September 8, 2019 (All day)

Unearthed (working title), 2015, in progress, is a monumental, bronze cast of an uprooted tree stump by artist Jim Hodges that will be in residence at Grace Cathedral for four and a half months. During this transitional period, the sculpture will exist in a state of refinement as it absorbs the prayerful energy generated by the faithful gathered in worship, ultimately to be partially hidden once completed, when the now exposed tangle of twisted, knotted roots will again be returned to the ground and buried as they were before the original tree stump was pulled from the earth.

To coincide with the work’s interlude at the cathedral, a program has been organized that will present a series of musical performances and a public reading that follow along narratives that echo and reflect along the varied themes that resonate from the sculpture. This program has been organized by Jim Hodges Studio in conjunction with Grace Cathedral.



SAN FRANCISCO GIRLS CHORUS Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:30 pm

SUSAN GRIFFIN Saturday, June 29, 2019, 7:30 pm

BENNINGTON, A VOCAL ENSEMBLE Friday, July 26, 2019, 7:30 pm

MEREDITH MONK & VOCAL ENSEMBLE Friday, August 23, 2019, 7:30 pm

GRACE CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF MEN AND BOYS Sunday, September 8, 2019, 3:00 pm

UGO SFORZA Sunday, September 8, 2019, 4:00 pm


Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
1100 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415.749.6300
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