Tony Foster, Montserrat from Harris Lookout, 190º S to Soufrière Hills Volcano, 1996  |  Watercolor and graphite on paper, mixed media  |  22 1/4 x 30 7/8 in. / 3 x 31 in.  |  1996.1.25

Tony Foster Journey 8 | 1996–97 | 55 artworks

Ice and Fire: Watercolour Diaries of Volcano Journeys

Painting locations: California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Bolivia, British West Indies

Ice and Fire is an exploration of opposites coexisting at some of the most inhospitable and venerated places on Earth: volcanoes. Enduring both frigid and scalding temperatures, Tony Foster traveled to the tectonically-active North-Pacific United States, to the South American Altiplano, and to igneous oceanic archipelagos to depict stark landscapes and towering, snow-covered volcanic peaks. His renderings of viscous lava flows in Hawai’i masterfully capture the incandescence of radiating heat and are one of the journey’s highlights. Thematically, Ice and Fire serves as a reminder of our planet’s dynamism, deserving of both awe and respect. 

“My idea was to find and paint great examples of volcanoes in all their guises...”
— Tony Foster
 
Tony Foster,  Skylight & Lava Tube Looking Towards Pu’u’Õ’õ , 1997  |  Watercolor and graphite on paper, mixed media  |  10 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. / 3 7/8 x 8 in.  |  1996.1.45

Tony Foster, Skylight & Lava Tube Looking Towards Pu’u’Õ’õ, 1997  |  Watercolor and graphite on paper, mixed media  |  10 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. / 3 7/8 x 8 in.  |  1996.1.45

 

Painting locations

  • Bolivia
    • Nevado Sajama
    • Cerro Pomerape
    • Cerro Tara Kkollu
    • Huari
    • Isla Cactus, Salar Uyuni
    • Laguna Colorada
    • Laguna Salada
    • Licancabur
  • British West Indies
    • Montserrat, Lesser Antilles
  • United States
    • Broken Top, Oregon
    • Haleakalã, Hawaii
    • Kîlauea, Hawaii
    • Mount Adams, Washington
    • Mount Baker, Washington
    • Mount Hood, Oregon
    • Mount Jefferson, Oregon
    • Mount Rainier, Washington
    • Mount St. Helens, Washington
    • Mount Shasta, California
    • Pu´u´Õ´õ, Hawaii

Past Tour locations

1998–99

  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, England
  • Harewood House, Yorkshire, England
  • Royal Geographical Society, London
  • Meyerson + Nowinski, Seattle, Washington
  • Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, California
 

Other Past Journeys

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