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More Jell-O Please. An Update On Liz Hickok’s Wiggly San Francisco.

Liz Hickok's Jell-O San Francisco
above: Coit Tower and San Francisco made of Jell-O by Liz Hickok, 2009

It’s been a few years since I wrote about artist Liz Hickok’s Jell-O casts in my post San Francisco: No Room For Parking, But There’s Always Room For Jell-O, and at the time, the images I shared with you were her works from 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Liz Hickok’s Jell-O San Francisco

Since then she continues with the project and I’m going to share with you more of her wiggly versions of the City By the Bay from 2007, 2008 and 2009. As well as some of the molds and installations.

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above: the artist and the application of ‘fog’ to the mold of the city

Liz Hickok's Jell-O San Francisco

The artist sells c-prints of photos of her molds, like the one above, as well.

The project consists of photographs and video, which depict various San Francisco landscapes. She makes the landscapes by constructing scale models of the architectural elements which she uses to make molds.

The view from Alcatraz, 2007:
view from alcatraz jell-o

She then casts the buildings in Jell-O. Similar to making a movie set, she adds backdrops, which she often paints, and elements such as mountains or trees. She then dramatically lights the scenes from the back or underneath. The Jell-O sculptures quickly decay, leaving the photographs and video as the remains.

Jell-O mold #1, 2008:
Liz Hickok's Jell-O San Francisco

Jell-O mold #2, 2009
Liz Hickok's Jell-O San Francisco

The installation below was created for the Headlands Close Calls show. It is the Mission District from 16th to 20th Street (North to South) and Harrison to Dolores (East to West).

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Church close-up:
liz hickok sf of jell-o

Red warehouse view:
Jell-o City

Dolores Park:
dolores park made of Jell-o

The molds for San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts and City Hall:

The mold for San Francisco’s Ferry Building:

The molds for the houses:

If you’ve never seen her earlier images of San Francisco cast in jell-O, check them out here.

Liz Hickok’s site