Joel Leivick  Photographer
Underground Quarry WorkmenView Above Fantiscritti, 1987View of Colonnata, 1987 Quarry Pit at Fantiscritti, 1989Underground Quarry, 1989View into Gioia Quarry, 1989Water Tank, 1987View from Gioia Quarry, 1987Quarry Peak, 1989Michelangelo's Quarry, 1989Marble Sink Fabricator, 1987Workers at Monte Altissima, 1993Incline,1992Abandoned Barracks, 1989Barracks at Monte Sagro, 1989Calendars, 1994Boots and Bed Frame, 1993Gioia Quarry Workman, 1989Artisan
With its overwhelming mass, as in no other place I have seen, Carrara is the scene for a primordial revealing of elements. At every turn the human as well as the geological record is exposed. The noble outcroppings of stone and the most mundane debris--layers of a complex history--were set before me, defined by brilliant, revelatory light. This was a landscape that could sustain me for years, and so I went to work, absorbed by the dust, in a fever of concentration.