“Cuore” means “heart” in Italian. The piece is carved out of pure white statuario Carrara marble. The Greeks called marble ‘the shining stone” and the Italians say marble is made from the tears of the gods. “Marble has become a cultural symbol of tradition and refined taste.” This piece was carved using the “direct carving process” an approach to carving sculpture where the actual process of carving suggests the final form rather than from a carefully worked out preliminary model.
About Melanie Zibit
USA, based in Shirley, Massachusetts