Hesse created minimal sculptures that retain a relationship to the organic through shape and texture. The example here, Repetition Nineteen III from 1968, is made of fiberglass and polyester resin. The group of container shapes in Repetition Nineteen III stand attentively, both absurd and appealing. This piece shows the “non” aesthetic that Hesse wished to achieve with its thin-skinned translucence and emptiness.
Eva Hesse Sculpture. 1992 Timken Publishers, Inc. Bill Barrette. illus. Trade Paper. 274p.