Carrara Italy marble quarry

Carrara, Italy

Richard Erdman has been traveling to Carrara, Italy for nearly forty years, making sculpture with the white and grey marble that has been used since the time of Ancient Rome, becoming part of a long lineage of artists.

He has spent half his life working with Mario Fruendi and Silvio Santini in their studio, SGF Scultura, to bring his forms to life in marble, working in Carrara’s surrounding quarries, sourcing and carving stone, becoming embedded in the culture and traditions of the craft. There is endless inspiration and value in the merging of two worlds: the ancient one from which stone carving was born, and the modern tradition of creating abstract sculpture.