Tuckahoe Marble Glass
- Tuckahoe Marble and Neodymium Glass
- 6" x 10" x 13"
"The historic Tuckahoe Marble is sourced from a Marriott Suites construction site in Tuckahoe, New York. The site was a marble quarry for more than a century until it ceased operation.
In the early 1800s, Tuckahoe marble became extremely popular as a building material for public buildings and other large installations. It was used to build Borough Hall, New York’s Federal Hall, the Washington Memorial Arch in Washington Square, Manhattan’s historic Marble Cemetery, and more. Today, the story of this historic Tuckahoe Marble is largely lost. What was once monumental in the end falls victim to time.
This Tuckahoe Marble is encased inside of molten glass, generating a transparent, crystalline form. Theoretically, the glass and marble are incompatible, but I have found that this is not always the case; the two can co-habitate. This glass changes color in sunlight, changing over time."
- Lara Saget
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Lara Saget lives and works in New York, NY. She received her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and her MFA in Fine Arts from New York University. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad in varied spaces including Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington; Art Ichol, Maihar, India; Fortnight Institute, New York, NY; 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY; Studio 106, Los Angeles, CA; Wells Studio, Paris, France; Peninsula Art Space, Brooklyn, NY; Art Helix, Brooklyn, NY, and more. Residencies include Yucca Valley Material Lab, Yucca Valley, CA; Iris Projects, Venice, CA; Art Ichol Bronze Casting and Stone Carving Residency, Maihar, India; and CCA with Grzegorz Kowalski and Artur Żmijewski, Warsaw, Poland. She has received grants and awards including the 2017 New York University MFA Artistic Practice Award, the 2016 Steinhardt Scholarship Award, the 2017/18 Urban Glass Scholarship Award, and the Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass Emerging Artist Award.
Public projects include Art Ichol, Maihar, India; Native Woodland Garden Public Art Project, Schwartz Plaza, Washington Square Park, New York, NY; Collaborative Concepts, Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY; Collaborative Concepts, Tilly Foster Farm, Putnam County, NY, and Art in the Parks, NYC Parks, Clumber Corner, Brooklyn, NY.