The works in the exhibition were executed in plywood, metal, carbon fiber and synthetics and abstractsfrom natural forms such as molecules, leaves, blossoms, and crystals. Saracino's designs stem from his lifelong fascination with nature and natural systems.
Washington, Atlas Theater District 1358 Florida Ave., NEMap
As Saracino’s first solo U.S. exhibition, “Nature/Data” generated great interest in the design and architecture world. It was covered by such notable blogs as Design Milk (http://design-milk.com/naturedata-exhibition-at-industry-gallery), and architecture blogs like MocoLoco (http://mocoloco.com/art/archives/019629.php), the latter of which made strong reference to the artist’s “triumphal arches.” Dwell Magazine ran a survey of Saracino’s work from the exhibition on its website (http://www.dwell.com/event-spotlight/slideshow/naturedata-industry-gallery). As writer Aaron Britt wrote of the exhibition: “[By] taking the intersection of natural forms and hi-tech manufacturing, Nature/Data reflects one of designs most promising current fascinations: channeling the structures found in nature through the latest in computer-aided design processes. The result, in Saracino's case, is a small cache of furniture that owes a clear debt to both ends of the nature-data continuum.