Pāhoehoe, unbroken lava

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Made by: Unbroken lava
Materials: Lava

Process:

Lava is the molten rock expelled by a volcano during an eruption. The resulting rock after solidification and cooling is also called lava.

Pāhoehoe lava (found in Hawaii) has a smooth, billowy, undulating, or ropy surface. These surface features are due to the movement of very fluid lava under a congealing surface crust. The Hawaiian word, Pāhoehoe, meaning ”smooth, unbroken lava”.

A pāhoehoe flow typically advances as a series of small lobes and toes that continually break out from a cooled crust. The surface texture of pāhoehoe flows varies widely, displaying all kinds of bizarre shapes often referred to as lava sculpture. Pahoehoe lavas typically have a temperature of 1,100 to 1,200 °C.

What I found to be interesting was that the material is in a constant process and development. I further believe that this handling of the material could be something worth investigating.
Source: http://seismo.berkeley.edu/~manga/EPS214/rope.jpg

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