Hesse really only worked as an artist for a decade. Her influence on feminist, conceptual art is still felt in the art world. While she began as a painter, graduating from Yale in 1958, she worked as a textile designer. She began to work with fiber and plastic, string, wire, rubber, fiberglass and rope. She created large, delicate, ephemeral pieces that seem very much related to feminism though I can’t say why.
Read a little about her. She’s an interesting subject.