Into the Flow
Dozens of people gathered Saturday at the University’s Comstock Art Facility for an up-close look at a unique representation of a natural world occurrence.
The lava pour was part of the annual Central New York Earth Science Student Symposium (CNYESSS), organized and presented by the student-run Geology Club in the Department of Earth Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Syracuse University Lava Project is a collaboration between sculptor Bob Wysocki, assistant professor in the Department of Art, and geologist Jeff Karson, professor in the Department of Earth Sciences. The collaborators melt basaltic lava, similar to that found on the seafloor and erupted from volcanoes in Hawaii and Iceland, which is then released to produce natural-scale lava flows.
Newhouse student Chase Guttman ’18, an intern with Syracuse University’s Student Social Media Team, captured some of the flow.