In my home state of Hawaii, the volcano Kilauea has been active lately and its lava has by now flowed all the way to the sea. Photos of the molten rock—liquid, orange, angry—show glowing, fiery streaks of the over-heated earth-core, still hot from the Big Bang, 4.6 billion years ago.
Shown above, a West German Ruscha “Vulcano” vase with dripping orange glazing, reminiscent of the fiery Kilauea. Though hardly 4.6 billion years old, it is at least 50.
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