The mystery and beauty of the quarries
The stone's journey becomes symbolic and its strength, hardness and never-ending life. Timeless, beyond history, detached from the very bowels of the Earth. An evocation of humanity's symbolic aspiration to eternity. A humanity that digs, cuts, extracts and modifies the crust that nature uses to envelop the earth;and then refashions the stone into art works, to witness its own glory, yet also a testament to its vanity. Marble extracted from these very same mountains is then recomposed into memorable works of art.
In our history, stone has become a "philosophy" of technical, creative and spiritual knowledge. A synthesis of the relationship between humanity and nature.
Fstone Magazine 02_ Roberto Franzoni