Friday, August 31

San Jello

The effect of the lighting reminds me of a light bright, but all of these structures are made from Jello. Artist Liz Hickok creates models of famous locations in San Francisico out of jello and then lights them from bellow. She then photographs, or films them shaking as if the city were being jolted by an earthquake. In her artist statement Liz justifies her medium as follows: "When lit properly, the molded shapes that make up the city blur into a jewel-like mosaic of luminous color, volume, and light. However, I’ve discovered that the gelatinous material also evokes uncanny parallels with the geological qualities of the real San Francisco. While the translucent beauty of these compositions is what first attracts the viewer, their fragility quickly becomes a metaphor for the transitory nature of human artifacts."
How's that for an excuse to play with jello?

1 comment:

alexae said...

Tiny jello San Francisco makes me want to play Godzilla. I want to stomp around and eat it... feel my wrath (wraaaarghh)!