Language allows us to express ideas, beliefs, feelings, but it also serves to pass our knowledge and our history on to the next generations. And if we think of all those languages and alphabets that the world has used and that have succeeded one another since the dawn of man, then the tongue can actually be considered a sort of mankind’s bloodline tree. I had made numerous sketches, drawings and polystyrene models before approving the definitive project. I decided to use the local red Verona marble for it. This sculpture, which may seem a bit bizarre to some spectators, is part of an installation that also includes a large educational video screen playing a sequential sweep through the history of civilizations.