Marble from the quarry of Michelangelo
164.0 x 37.0 x 36.0 (cm)
64.6 x 14.6 x 14.2 (inch)For centuries Carrera’s famous marble quarries have provided the highest quality stone for great masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s David; this place was both a practical and conceptual inspiration for Silver. During his stay there, Silver learned stone-carving from contemporary masters, resulting in this work which incorporates wood and concrete into its plinth. By juxtaposing materials of high and low value and radically differing tactility Silver creates a sensual tension in his work that bridges the exotic and familiar.