Friday, May 9, 2014

Volcanic Fire Garden

It's almost abstract, but it is an accurate depiction of volcanic bursts around a fissure or vent. The fountains of sparks are known in volcanology as "Strombolian" activity, and the smaller glowing jets are fumaroles of hot gas in the solidifying lava flow. Volcano pictures are much more exciting at night when the lava lamps are easily visible. 

"Volcanic Fire Garden" is acrylic on illustration board, 9" x 11", March 1999.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Very surreal and as you say almost abstract, but I like it!