Kilauea
(Hawaii U.S.A.) (1996)

Having travelled in tunnels, miles from its source near the lava lake of Pu'U'Oo, the molten lava pours onto the flat beach, reclaimed from the sea by previous lava flows. At the edge, where the sea crashes down violently onto this new piece of land, a lava palte rises up ans some red magma spews onto the black beach. A thin bread stretches out and turns into a red pool.

From the Pahoehoe flow a golden line falls onto the small beach which is swept by the raging sea. Like a thread of light, teases forward, stops and starts again, moving relentlessly towards the sea. The waves seem to allow the construction of this new frontier of land, but then sweep away the scattered pieces from the lava fountain into the depths of the sea.

* Back to Hawaii ("Personal volcanic trips").

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