© The Estate of Eva Hesse. Hauser & Wirth Zürich London.
Photo by David Heald
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. So nice to look at her work and just kind of meditate on the accidental beauty of it. She was truly a pioneer in the art of the world. Eva Hesse’s career was all too brief, 1963 to 1970—the year she died of a brain tumor at the age of 34, but the work that she did before she passed was expansive beyond her years.
Literally expansive, some of her pieces run 40 feet or more. She pushed the bounds of traditional art medium bringing fiberglass, latex, rope, industrial wire, plaster and anything in between into relevance. Her geometric designs intentionally crude and lopsided, forces us to acknowledge at once natures perfection and harmony coupled with its irregularity and roughness.
I am constantly forced to face my own imperfection and I so love and admire Hesse for quite literally forcing the issue.