On Wednesday, February 8th, a screening about a great artist named Eva Hesse was held at Alfred University. Eva was an artist who created works to share her emotions and thoughts with the world. Creating works of art were the only things in life that gave her consistent and continuous happiness. Eva’s sculptures are more effective than her paintings. Everything she creates is open to the audience’s interpretation. Even so, the paintings were too abstract for me to even begin to attach a meaning. The sculptures, on the other hand, helped me to understand more of how Eva felt in various stages of her life.
Some of Eva’s sculptures were inspired by the minimalist movement. At this period in time, artists believed that less is more and that it was important to show things for what they are. Eva did this exact thing, yet added herself to it. She expressed emotions and absurdity. Also, she allowed the materials to take on a life of their own. Sometimes she would create something and let the materials sit and dry. Once they were done, it would be altered a bit from what she had originally created, but still captivating and interesting.