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