1947 - 1952

Hedda Sterne described her impression of the United States in the 1940s as “more surrealist, more extraordinary, than anything imagined by the Surrealists." She was particularly drawn to anthropomorphic qualities of machinery, from rural farm equipment in Vermont to massive construction cranes in New York. Her “anthropographs” reflected a feeling that machines are “unconscious self-portraits of people’s psyches.”