I have trained myself, over the brief time I've worked at Smokingpipes, to never underestimate, pigeonhole, or assume that I've figured out Ardor. Take for example this Volcano. I don't believe for an instant this piece's intentions are as comical as first let on. Instead of a top, I believe what this pipe is implying is a panoramic view of an actual volcano, like it's been unearthed and is caught levitating above ground. Ardor does, after all, think "BIG" in scale when creating pipes (in fact they're rather famous for it), and even when they're not, the implication is still there. Theories and high concepts aside, this is just an obviously beautiful pipe, made by those who I can confidently say are true artists.