Halemaʻumaʻu III


Halemaʻumaʻu crater is home to Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, and is a wahikapu or sacred place. In March 2008, after twenty-six years of quiet, Halemaʻumaʻu came alive with intermittent explosive eruptions, pulsating red glow and billowing gas emissions. During a walk next to Kilauea caldera in July 2009, I rested for a while on a pohaku (rock) and watched, mesmerized, as Halemaʻumaʻu's plume billowed and swirled on the trade winds.


  • Giclee print on canvas, (16"x24"), framed
  • Print (8"x10"), matted
  • Cards (5"x7")
Original painting size: 18in. × 24in.