This beautiful marble is won in nearby Carrara, in the famous quarries, and includes many kinds of marble, depending on how high, how deep, or which mountain it is taken from.
Bianco carrara, statuario puro, calacatta or the beautiful grey marble bardiglio. My preference lies with venatino gioia, because of the beautiful clear vains.
When I stand in my usual spot in the studio, early in the morning, I enjoy the sun just coming up over the mountain and just touching my sculpture with its first rays. These slanting rays explore my dew covered sculpture and mercilessly show all the bumps and uneven bits. I work well in this great morning light, sanding and getting everything into the correct shape.