On Sunday 12 Nov. 2006 Terry Thommes, a friend sculptor from Florida, took me to visit the Rapolano Terme Sculpture Park just a short drive North-West from the city of Arezzo.
The park was placed side by side to a travertine quarry. All sculptures in the park were created during competitions using travertine stone from the adjacent quarry. Rapolano is where Baroque sculptors, such as Bernini the creator of Rome’s Piazza Navona, found their travertine stone.
I had never seen so many contemporary pieces in travertine and in this scale before. Travertine seems well suited for carvings with modern designs.