Erminio Cidonio, the owner of Henraux, a very large stone-working and quarrying company in Querceta, Italy, had asked me to design a small enclosure at Henraux for the display of sculptures by the artists who worked there. Euripides was made at that time. The stones I selected, their surfaces rough and worked with time, had been quarried by Altissimo. I wished to make a composition in two parts. There was to be mass, but weight should be avoided. To achieve this, both pieces were hollowed, one vertically, the other horizontally. I then had to face the difficulty I seem to require with carving: how to understand the stone and discover its being. For me, surmounting this difficulty became a part of the carving and component. To thus eat the stone and know its flavor. Euripides must have been the first of my larger efforts in this direction.