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Emerging Ammonite | Sculptures by Jim Sardonis | University of Vermont in Burlington
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Emerging Ammonite | Sculptures by Jim Sardonis | University of Vermont in Burlington
Emerging Ammonite | Sculptures by Jim Sardonis | University of Vermont in Burlington
Emerging Ammonite | Sculptures by Jim Sardonis | University of Vermont in Burlington
Emerging Ammonite | Sculptures by Jim Sardonis | University of Vermont in Burlington
Emerging Ammonite | Sculptures by Jim Sardonis | University of Vermont in Burlington
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Emerging Ammonite | Sculptures by Jim Sardonis | University of Vermont in Burlington

Emerging Ammonite - Sculptures

Featured In University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

This piece depicts an Ammonite Fossil as it may have been found emerging from a boulder. It is carved from Champlain Black Marble which is quarried very near the UVM campus on Isle LaMotte. It contains many fossils which look very much like the Ammonite with its beautifully proportioned spiral form. Some Ammonites are up to 400 million years old. This sculpture was designed to act as a bench with the upper surface of the polished Ammonite at around 18″ off the ground. Along with several actual Ammonite fossils, the Perkins Geology Museum houses many fascinating objects including a triceratops skull and a skeleton of an early whale found in Charlotte, VT.

Location: Delahanty Hall Lobby; UVM Campus, Burlington, VT.

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Jim Sardonis
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Wescover creator since 2020
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze

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.