Due to modern technology, the marble quarries of the Apuan Alps mountains are inflicting the worst environmental disaster in Europe.
About 9 million tons of marble produced each year, most of which are used in the production of calcium carbonate with which toothpastes are made, for whitening paper and other things, not for sure to provide blocks to do something like a Michelangelo’s statue.
The Apuan Alps, that is a Regional Park, are going to be “disappeared mountains”.
I started this project in the 2012 and in the meanwhile several part of these mountains have being destroyed.
I’ve called this project “cave hominem”.
The originally latin phrase is “cave canem” that means “pay attention to the dog” and I use it for the double meaning of this word, “cave” in italian for marble cave and “cave” in latin for attention, man instead of dog, because we must pay attention to what we are doing.
We will destroy for ever what nature took thousands of years to form, eventually it will remain a pile of stones.