Presented by the Cave Michelangelo di Franco Barattini, 2009, Carrara
»Farewell from Carlo Bombarda«,
»Postholes« & »Roman Cut«
The central marble block from the Cave Michelangelo in Carrara is reminiscent of a ghost, the two »eye sockets« come from wooden posts which supported hemp ropes for transporting large marble blocks from the quarry to the valley for processing. By contrast, the flat piece of marble shows traces of cutting methods used in the Roman period, known as »Tagliata Romana«, with which teh blocks were hewn from the stone walls. The worker Carlo Bombarda has immortalised himself on the small block with a »graffito«, a marble farewell to his 45-year career !