Monday, 10 January 2011

Jelly San Fransisco

San Francisco in Jello by Liz Hickok: A scale model installation which was featured at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

She creates glowing, jellied scale models of urban sites, transforming ordinary physical surroundings into something unexpected and ephemeral. Lit from below, the molded shapes of the city blur into a jewel-like mosaic of luminous color and volume. The gelatinous material also evokes uncanny parallels with the geological uncertainties of San Francisco’s landscape. While the translucent beauty of the compositions first seduces the viewer, their fragility quickly
becomes a metaphor for the transitory nature of human artifacts.

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