I Burn — Mount Etna

To walk on Etna is to see the evidence of geological cycles that take place over timescales that are almost too large to comprehend, a concept that 18th-century scientist James Hutton called ‘deep time’. Inspired by the stratovolcano — a volcano built from many layers of hardened lava, tephra, pumice and ash — some (not all) of the images in this series are composites.

Sebastian incorporated different views into one frame or, in a few cases, appropriated elements from Romantic-era history paintings that represent the belief systems associated with mountains at that time.