Phillip K. Smith III, an American artist based in Indio, California, has recently completed a stunning light installation in the middle of the California High Desert, near the small town of Joshua Tree. Titled ”Lucid Stead,” the work is actually an artistic intervention on a 70-year-old abandoned homesteader shack that plays with the concepts of light and shadow, reflection, projection and change.
This fiery crater, known as the Door To Hell, is located near Derweze village in Turkmenistan. Geologists were drilling for gas in 1971, and the ground beneath the rig collapsed, as they had breached a cavern beneath, filled with natural gas. The scientists feared poisonous gases, so they lit the gas, thinking it would burn out in a couple of days. It is still burning, more than 40 years later.