I would like the work to be non-work. This means that it would find its way beyond my preconceptions...It is the unknown quantity from which and where I want to go. As a thing, an object, it accedes to its non-logical self. It is something, it is nothing.

— Eva Hesse

The most special Eva Hesse quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

I think art is a total thing. A total person giving a contribution. It is an essence, a soul.. In my inner soul art and life are inseparable


Chaos can be structured as non-chaos. That we know from Jackson Pollock.


Art and work and art and life are very connected and my whole life has been absurd. There isn't a thing in my life that has happened that hasn't been extreme - personal health, family, economic situations...absurdity is the key word.


In my inner soul art and life are inseparable.


Excellence has no sex.


My life and art have not been separated. They have been together.


What makes a tight circle or a tight little square box more of an intellectual statement than something done emotionally, I don't know. Art is an essence, a center.


I have a confidence in my understanding of formal aesthetics and I don't want to be aware of it or make that my problem.


I am interested in solving an unknown factor of art and an unknown factor of life.


Don't ask what the work is. Rather, see what the work does.


Life doesn't last, art doesn't last


First feel sure of idea, then the execution will be easier.


About Eva Hesse

Quotes 13 sayings
Profession Sculptor
Birthday January 11, 1936