Wardlaw’s visual language refuses to declare the superiority or separateness of painting and sculpture. Symbolic and metaphysical translations are similarly open-ended.
- Nancy Stapen, Artforum, Summer, 1982
Wardlaw’s work has culminated in a series of architecturally oriented sculptures that suggest the remains of palaces or ritual spaces. Brilliantly engraved, sanded and painted, the extruded aluminum columns generally form arcades that embody the feeling of monuments in hieratic societies.
- Alan G. Artner, Chicago Tribune, November, 1964