Quito, October 1999

“Several days before we arrived in Quito, the volcano Pinchincha erupted spewing ash cloud over a large area.  We buried the vase in Parque Metropolitano, a giant park in Quito, which is 3,000 metres above sea level.   Here, Fabian is taking his turn digging the hole, while Nico holds the vase, which when I finally held it, was emanating a great deal of heat.”