Eva Hessa really did want to create things that were awful, disgusting and non-ideal. Having seen Hesse's work in person, I could not help but feel connected to her pieces. As a mother (and obviously female) there is an umbilical cord and birth connections that are extremely strong. There is a beauty within the grotesque.
When looking at this piece I find myself at a loss for words, or perhaps just too many. I can look at this hand made form and come up with many interpretations of what I believe it to be. It has a certain ambiguity because of its minimal qualities but I cannot help thinking of organic imagery or even a female representation. The power of the rope is what I connect to because it gives a sense of unraveling which creates tension, so I question this symbol.
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Video: Artist Sol LeWitt discusses the materials Hesse used in her work
Eva Hesse- SFMOMA Interactive
MoMA Audio on Hesse
Video: Eva Hesse discusses the way her intention to create impermanent works of art influenced her choice of materials.Â
Video" Curator Elisabeth Sussman presents multiple ways of looking at Eva Hesse's works
YouTube Video: Eva Hesse at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2009
The Estate of Eva Hesse
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