Artist’s catalog including images from the "San Francisco in Jell-O" series by Liz Hickok, with an introduction by Glen Helfand.
In the "San Francisco in Jell-O" series Hickok makes elaborate scale models of city scenes out of Jell-O. She lights them from below, and brings them to life with photography and video. Earthquake-prone San Francisco, where Hickok lives, seems the perfect city to make out of the gelatinous material. She has also been inspired by other urban sites, including the White House and Las Vegas. Their fragility quickly becomes a metaphor for the temporary nature of our environment.
Liz Hickok is a San Francisco-based artist working in photography, video, sculpture, installation, and currently, Jell-O®. Hickok's artwork has been exhibited across the country and is included in international collections. She received her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California. She earned a BFA and BA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Hickok’s San Francisco in Jell-O series has become a popular subject of media coverage, such as The New York Times, NPR, and the CBS Early Show.