The main character in the story of the Carrara quarries is not a person but a rock: marble. For millennia now this “dazzling” stone has been the perfect resource for architects and sculptors.
This stone, because of its very nature, has been used as a way of passing on culture since antiquity: laws, alphabets chronicles and narratives have all been engraved in it and have not deteriorated too much over the course of time. They are indelible signposts which have been passed down through the ages; much of our knowledge comes from reading these stones. The most important reason for marble’s charm is this “presence” throughout the centuries. Its use in sculpture has great value: a glance to the past which is also reflected in the future, enriching our current artistic creations.