This image was done at the same time as “Breath of Kilauea”. At the Fire Pit’s edge the heat must have been intense. If you look closely you will see the birds riding the hot air currents as if they were at an amusement park! Against the dark sky the colors of her ancient pa’u skirt and the steam from the vents were startling.
You can learn more about Kathy Long and her artistic process here.