Enzo Pasquini is a carver reknowned for his ability to do impossibly delicate things. Franco Cervietti, owner of Studio Cervietti, took me to meet him about 4 months after I arrived in Pietrasanta in early 1994. He worked alone in an old "laboratorio" (workshop) where he's worked for 40 years.
|UNO DELLE ROSE DI ENZO
(One of Enzo's roses)
Enzo always loved marble carving, and began his apprenticeship at the age of 11. Most of his life he used his great skill and artistry to reproduce other peoples' sculptures in marble (including Michelangelo's & Bernini's). When Enzo carves something for himself, it is often a rose... from his head... as delicate and lovely a rose as anyone has ever seen... each one is different, all are exquisite. When he's putting the finishing touches on, he sniffs it and smiles and nods...