Breath Of Kilauea, giclée print by Kathy Long.
This is one of my favorite pieces. My husband and I had gone up to the summit of Kilauea several years ago to watch Halau o ke Kuhi perform at the caldera’s edge. It was a very odd day. The lava fields had steam rising from every crack and fold, billowing in clouds around us. It was as if the volcano itself was breathing. Little did we know it, but that was the beginning of this latest eruption at the caldera. A few days later part of the fire pit collapsed and a huge tower of steam shot up.
This young dancer in her beautiful traditional pa’u skirt caught my eye. The mist and steam had beaded on her skin and she almost glowed.
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