Jyl Bonaguro's artwork focuses on the concepts of industrialization, beauty, and immortality. She examines and deconstructs the effects of industrialization with pre-industrial materials and techniques such as a hammer and chisel for carving stone sculptures. Her series of sculptures on wings explores the texture and fragmentation possibilities inherent to marble itself. Parts are left untouched in order to expose the natural state of the marble, while other sections are highly developed to reveal the quality of detail and luxuriousness of the polished surface.
Carving marble by hand, the sculptures loosely resemble fragments excavated by archaeologists. Her artistic intention is to reveal how countless civilizations have risen and fallen to be only reduced to ruins.