Fracture

Rachel Sager "Fracture" mosaic - geology artJanuary 2011

13″h x 13″w

Materials: Marcellus shale, slate, clay roofing tile, 24-karat gold smalti, metal disk, copper wire

Artist Statement

Part of the Under-land series, Fracture captures a split second of violent energy. The hydraulic fracturing process employs water and sand with high pressure to break through dense shale formations and reach the natural gas pockets deep in the earth.