Volcano is a utopia made of three integral parts: painting (lacquer), writing (novel), and earth media (stone & graphite). Now extending over 6 years, took a special momentum in Christine Arveil’s work, a cristalization of the artist process. The Volcano currently comprises over 70 visual pieces and a novel. The complex varnish-medium that is used is unequaled for reaching to the core of human experience. The varnish layering superposes different refraction indexes that construct fleeting, evolving images and denote a presence of life. The spectators see the painting each time as both alike and different, triggering new sensations and interpretations. They comment that these paintings and texts have an immediate “speaking” presence.