"Life doesn't last, art doesn't last."
Eva Hesse's tumultuous life, from escaping Nazi Germany to her mother's suicide, spanned a career of only ten years before she died of a brain tumour. A sculptor, she is known for jumpstarting the post minimal art movement. Her 1960 spectre paintings are my favourite (one of which is seen on the cover of the book I'm holding) which, as McKinnon asserts, foretell her desire to embody emotional states in abstract form - they work as manifestations of a private, haunted interiority in the context of the artist’s burgeoning maturity.
There's a documentary about her which is on my list to watch, check out "Eva Hesse trailer" on YouTube to see if you're interested :)