Your obsidian garden, 2023
The black, shiny obsidian featured in this pavilion stands out in stark contrast to the sandy ground, suggesting perhaps that it has erupted from beneath the desert. This pavilion was inspired by Eliasson’s hikes through the obsidian fields of Hrafntinnusker, in the Icelandic highlands. The volcanic glass is commonly found in Iceland and other highly volcanic regions of the world. Volcanoes exist at the threshold between the inside and outside of our planet. The earth below our feet is in constant transformation at a timescale that is mostly imperceptible to us, except for at these occasional sites of rupture.