Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Inspiration: Eva Hesse

I first discovered Eva Hesse in college taking my Fiber Art classes.  Her work is beyond compare: so tactile and raw.  She had a wonderful sense of materials and space.

"Contingent" 1969
There was always sensuality to her work that I just couldn’t quite put my finger on.

 As a female artist ( and a sculptor at that) working in the 1960’s, I can only imagine the struggles she had, especially with some of the materials she chose to use, like fiberglass and rope.

"Repetition Nineteen III" 1968
To say I’m a fan of her work doesn’t seem like enough praise—she transcends that for me and is a true inspiration.

"Right After" 1969

This is a great video about her work.  If you'd like to see more of her work please go here

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