This is the second in my ‘Lava’ series, which could also be seen as a series of abstract shapes. Quite different from the first, this is the leading edge of a rather fluid eruption as it moves towards us, at frightening speed, literally ‘rolling’ as it turns itself inside out, its dark outer crust cooling and crackling, with great bubbles of red- to white-hot lava bursting out from within. I didn’t use photos for reference but film/video, because I wanted to capture the sense of motion. (For more see listserve.)
David A. Hardy
Former President and currently European Vice President of the IAAA. Art first published in 1952, freelance since 1965. Writer, editor and designer of ‘Visions of Space’, 1989. Other major books: ‘Hardyware’, 2001, Futures: 50 Years in Space (with Sir Patrick Moore) 2004, etc., etc. See: http://www.astroart.org/#!hardy-profile/c1a9q
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