"Natural Copies from the Coal Mines of Central Utah" (1994/95)

"Natural Copies from the Coal Mines of Central Utah," 1994/95
Enamel paint on cast polymer-enhanced Hydrocal, variable dimensions
Produced in collaboration with the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum, Price, Utah
Installation view at John Weber Gallery, New York
Photo by Fred Scruton © Allan McCollum
Courtesy the artist

"I collaborated with a museum in Utah. It turned out that it was in a coal-mining town. The coal miners would find naturally formed casts of dinosaur tracks in the roofs of the coal mines. Even the paleontological preparator (who made molds for me so I could make the casts in New York) used to work in a coal mine."

-Allan McCollum