Jim Sardonis - Biography

Biographical Information

My work is inspired by natural forms – human, plant and animal. I enjoy designing site-specific commissions in stone and bronze for corporations, private residential settings and public institutions. In between commissioned work I produce pieces that I often have on hand for sale in stone and bronze. I also design and create gold jewelry, often using subjects related to some of my larger sculptures. I am constantly trying to find ways to use my work to raise awareness about the kinship and interconnectedness of all living things and the importance of environmental conservation.

I began my study and practice of sculpture while a student at Phillips Exeter Academy in the late ’60’s. I went on to Oberlin College and majored in a combination of studio art and art history. After graduating from Oberlin in 1973, I taught sculpture and art at all levels for many years until finally focusing my attention completely on my work. Among many private and corporate commissions, I have completed sculptures for the following public institutions:

NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
Yale University
Saint Michael’s College
University of Maine
University of Vermont
Champlain College
Gifford Medical Center
Phillips Exeter Academy
New England Aquarium
Braintree Historical Society
Greenville, ME Community House
Dartmouth Medical Center
Memorial Hall Library – Andover, MA
Norwich Public Library
West Gardner, ME  Elementary School