1981 - 1990

Dore Ashton wrote of Hedda Sterne’s process that “always the observed eventually is subsumed by the metaphorical impulse, which draws wider and wider circles around a theme once it is deposited in her imagination.” Sterne’s geometric paintings and drawings of the 1980s synthesized her decades-long exploration of light and space (landscapes and interiors), with a growing interest in symbolism and modes of perception.