Liz Hickok is a San Francisco based artist working in photography, video, sculpture, installation, and currently, Jell-O.  The following photographs are from her exhibits featuring various San Francisco landscapes and Scottsdale, AZ Center of the Arts. The Jell-O sculptures decay quickly leaving only the photographs and a few videos to display her works of art.  The following descriptions and some of the photographs are from Liz Hickok's website.  The other photos are from photographers who attended her exhibitions between 2004 and 2007.

San Francisco In Jell-O
Similar to making a movie set, Liz Hickok added backdrops, which were often painted, along with elements such as mountains or trees. The exhibit was dramatically lighted from the back or underneath. As you can see, the landscapes which Hickok is able to create in this unique way are extremely diverse. Whereas a Jell-O reconstruction of the Las Vegas stip might catch the eye of sites such as www.pokerblog.com, we couldn't help but be captivated by her models of various famous structures and properties from around San Francisco and Scottsdale..

Palace of the Fine Arts 

 

 Palace of the Fine Arts

Marina

Bay Bridge

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Alamo Square

Alamo Square

  

Ferry Building

 

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Houses - Close Up

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Landscape and City Photographs

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Additional photographs courtesy of Ken Conolly, and Michael Huang

 

 

Scottsdale in Jell-O
The Scottsdale in Jell-O project, was an assembly of hundreds of miniature buildings made of Jell-O, lit from below, and put on display for viewers to see and smell. The pieces represented both the existing area around the Civic Center and the envisioned areas around the new Waterfront development on the Arizona Canal, with future development cast as clear buildings and trees.

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Scottsdale Ball Park

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Civic Center

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Intersection of Camelback and Scottsdale Road, along the Canal

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Center of Performing Arts

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City Hall

 

city-hallAdditional photographs courtesy of Gary Millard, and Naota

For additional information about Liz Hickock's creations visit Mills College Exhibition 2005.  If you want to "Watch it Wiggle" check out the videos on youtube.com: Earthquake or Tidalwave

 

For Your Reading Pleasure:  Jell-O Fun Facts and Trivia
Courtesy of the Jell-O Museum

  • During an airshow at the Woodward Airport, one of the contests involved having the pilot land the plane, run up to a table and eat a bowl of Jell-O and then run back to the plane and take off.
  • The first four Jell-O flavors were orange, lemon, strawberry, and raspberry.
    Lime was introduced in 1930.
  • Fruits that float: fresh fruits such as apples, bananas, orange and grapefruit sections, sliced peaches and pears, strawberries, and fruit packed in light syrup.
  • Fruits that sink: seedless grapes and fruits in heavy syrup such as apricots, cherries, fruit cocktail, peaches, pears, and pineapple.
  • In 1909, the Genesee Pure Food Company posted sales earnings of over a million dollars. Four years later, that number doubled.
  • Bill Cosby has been a spokesperson for Jell-O since 1974.
  • January 6, 1925, Jell-O issued a patent for a sugarless gelatin dessert known as D-Zerta.
  • March 17, 1993, technicians at St. Jerome hospital in Batavia test a bowl of lime Jell-O with an EEG machine and confirm the earlier testing by Dr. Adrian Upton that a bowl of wiggly Jell-O has waves identical to the brain waves of adult men and women.
  • The people of Salt Lake City consume more lime-flavored gelatin than any other city in the United States.

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