I was recommended to look at her work during a dissertation tutorial and was immediately transfixed by her strange and beautiful artwork, but also by her intriguing and at times troubled life.
Anyway, I'm finally getting round to some proper reading and this one is fascinating. It has a particular chapter which draws all sorts of parallels between the approaches that Eva and Anni took, connecting their material driven processes and exploration of materiality. There is even a little quote from Sheila Hicks in there too, another big inspiration.
This bit refers to Eva's use of 'drawing' and how her approach crosses over into textile processes, even though she was not seen as working in 'textiles':
"... expanded field of drawing - drawing in all its manifestations: as writing and sketching in journals, as tracing with pen and ink, as winding with wire and strips of cloth, as wrapping and binding, as tying knots, as forming webs suspended in space"
Current listening: the pitter-patter of the rain on my skylight in the gathering dusk.