Utica

Rachel Sager "Utica" mosaic sculpture - shale drillingSeptember 2011

17.5″h x 13″w x 13″d

Materials: Western Pennsylvania sandstone block, Marcellus shale, fossil-rich sandstone, unglazed ceramic tile, 24-karat gold smalti, galena, coal, concretion stone, copper and steel pipe

Available

Artist Statement

Below the Marcellus formation lays an even deeper, and possibly richer, layer of shale called the Utica; a great example of a contemporary Terra Incognita.