Current Location:
The Seymour & Esther Padnos Hall of Science -> 3rd Floor (PAD)
Location Notes:
PAD; 3rd fl., Across from Rm. 306

Ponta dos Capelinhos

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.279.1a
Credit:
GVSU collection
Medium:
Chromagenic Color Photograph
Date:
1989
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 13 in Width: 51 in
Description:
This object consists of 15 individual picture frames cut and pasted depicting a long view of an ocean side cliff and surrounding hills and mountains accompanied by a framed piece.
Historical Context:
Ponta do Capelinhos is located on the western most point of the Azores Island Faial. The landscape is a barren desert and almost lunar because of the volcanic activity. From 1957 to 1958 the the off-shore volcano Capelinhos ejected more than 30 million tons of ash and lava more than 1,000 miles high into the sky.