Precisely the fact that even the monument-like sculptures of Hettinger appear to
be torsi and thereby aim at a higher completeness and perfection points to Hettinger’s
comprehensive artistic statement. He is concerned, not only with the individual object,
the treatment of natural material or the placement of a work, but in the final analysis
with reflections concerning the current ”state of being” of nature, which can be seen in
no other way than in its relationship to humanity.
Beate Reifenscheid Director, Ludwig Museum Koblenz