After Eva Hesse’s Two Handled Orange-Keyed Utensil

Image Credit: Bruce Berrien

To make something from something — something

of utility. The spoon, for instance, bent into

what adorns our wrist. Those trinkets

pleasing the eye.

Such pleasure in this craft — the two hands

working in coordination. Keys

of the piano. Keys

in the lock.

A turning into — what is called transformation.

Here: a picture of you then, and again,

then, and another. Stages and years,

here in your hand

and then gone. As if

you meant it.

Eva Hesse: For or after two handled orangekeyed utensil, 1965

MoMA’s Eva Hesse works online

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Companion to the print journal est. 1984, Greenville, SC. Emrys.org

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