Sigrid Sarda constructs life-size human ﬁgures made of wax incorporating human remains in the tradition of the doll as a magical object. The ﬁgures become talismans, reliquaries housing human bones.
Each tableaux, in tradition of the diorama, is peppered with the grotesque, comic and at times empathetic life-size characters along with backdrops of popular cultural and biblical icons, engaging in what our culture deems acceptable by today's standards. Borrowing from fables, allegories and fairytales Sarda creates nightmarish vignettes of her own personal malaise blurring the lines of the assumption of the hero/villain and the universal concepts of archetypical imagery. With her characteristic dark humor, Sarda creates a world of ﬂipped morality and a decaying system of values run amok.