A Year in Weather by Ferruccio Sardella is one of over 35 public artworks on display across the City of Mississauga.
Ferruccio Sardella, 2019
Entrance to Saigon Park
A Year in Weather appropriates the language and sensibility of hieroglyphs to build a composition that is based on modern symbols of weather tracking. The work incorporates symbols for the sun, nine planets, and a yearly cycle of weather in Mississauga. It strives to be an emblem to represent our collective efforts to understand weather patterns and harness the knowledge that is gained from this insight. A Year in Weather is at its essence, a celebration of a storm water management project that strives to mediate a balance between weather, natural systems, and built environment.
Ferruccio Sardella is a multi-disciplinary artist with extensive experience in site-specific public artworks. His practice focuses on the inter-dependency of culture and environment. In addition to his public art and studio work, Ferruccio collaborates with inter-disciplinary teams, integrating his methodology into design, planning and programming processes. As artist-in-residence for Evergreen Brick Works, he worked with architects, designers, engineers, programmers and other stakeholders to bring forward integrated, hybrid results.
Ferruccio Sardella has created two artworks for the City of Mississauga’s Public Art Collection. Read more about his other artwork, Contemplating Child.