“The pieces I am working on are about the deep connections between every component of the universe. We are all made of the same atoms and the same elementary particles that vibrate and fluctuate between existence and non-existence. We are continually interacting with one and another and in doing so we become who we are. We carry within ourselves our individual history, but also our ancestral and universal history.
My work reflects on my personal experiences and this series of pieces have at the same time an archetypical quality to be discovered by who’s looking at them. Collective ideas are embodied on essential shapes and they can be discovered throughout the compositions. An abstract form is rarely void of significance; it carries meaning without sacrificing formalism. Archaic and symbolic references are here mixed with pure aesthetic forms.”
—Carolina Sardi, July 2016
Sardi is best known for her wall installations comprised of organic elements cut from steel and aluminum. The works, while at initial glance seem to be randomly placed, are in fact the result of calculations and engineering, taking into consideration the effects of volume, light and shadow from each element. In a recent series she uses polished gold, copper, or chrome surfaces, in which the viewers can find their own reflections, thereby introducing a variety of added readings. However, there is a visible change in the latest group of pieces, mostly concentrated on the surface treatment. Instead of the bright reflections of previous works, Sardi works in a matte patina treatment that manipulates the steel to look like granite, lapis, turquoise or marble.