The marble technique

The carving of stone

First of all the artist lets herself be inspired by a stone or else she has a project and is looking for the right stone. Sometimes the carving of the stone is done by a craftsman under the careful guidance of the artist. But, Mara Dominioni, she trims her marbles using a grinder, a pneumatic hammer and then always continues by hand. She considers that the fact of carving by hand allows a better connection between the work being done and the stone.  Working by hand allows a rhythm where reflection accompanies each step of the evolution of the sculpture.

In what is called “direct carving” we carve in stone without having carried out an exact study beforehand. We move on by inspiration.