HELEN CHELLIN
Sampling KilaueaSunday in the parkRed splash zoneObserving ocean entryKilauea’s man-made structuresNight viewingGetting a second opinionMeasuring lava temperatures
Three Kilauea observersPark visitorsKalapana animal rescueWeb cams on north side of Pu‘u ‘O‘o craterKilauea geologists - fieldworkViewing craterMejiro under lehua flowerWind farm and Hawaiian stiltsRoadside geologyFinding shade on KilaueaPu‘u ‘O‘o ventWatchingKipukaAn ‘apapane watching youSurveying Pu‘u ‘O‘o UncertaintyCrossing pathsRestless KilaueaSamplingKilauea makai (ocean) and mauka (mountain)WatchersListeningHeart of the sea - Rell “Kapolioka’ehukai” SunnEvening skies on KilaueaWorking with lavaGeologist in yellow jacketKilauea fires - blue forest
ONE HUNDRED VIEWS OF KILAUEA VOLCANO
“We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.” - Ursula K. LeGuin


This project is a series of paintings on 16 inch by 20-inch canvas. As a group it is titled One Hundred Views of Kilauea Volcano.

Volcanic landscapes have endless views that are always different and always the same. For the past 16 years I have lived part time on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Kilauea volcano brought me to this island, and I have spent many years hiking, walking, and painting Kilauea.

I love the shapes, colors and textures of Kilauea I love the scale and power of her. She has the ability, like artists, to create, destroy and transform. It is the connection between landscapes and culture that inspires my painting.

I have chosen to paint 100 views of Kilauea Volcano in honor of one of my mentor artists--Hokusai. Hokusai created the famous work 100 Views of Mt. Fuji.

The paintings are available in book format in two volumes. Each volume contains images of fifty paintings exhibited in a digitally printed book of 106 pages. It is for sale on CreateSpace and Amazon.