Friday, January 27, 2006

Artist To Sculpt San Francisco In Jell-O

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There’s always room for Jell-O and that’s good news for one San Francisco-based artist.

That’s because Liz Hickok will be casting a 33-inch by 43-inch model of San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood in Jell-O.

The sculpture will be unveiled at the San Francisco Exploratorium on Feb. 3 and is part of the science museum’s four-month long Reconsidered Materials art show.

Hickok has already created balsa wood and foam molds of houses and landmarks that will soon be cast in shimmering lime, cherry and lemon gelatin dessert – although, there won’t be pieces of fruit inside.

Hickok says regarding the medium: “People are wowed by it. It’s a fun medium people can relate to.”

And even she can’t resist taking a bite of her own project now and again, but she adds, “You get tired of [eating] Jell-O.”

The sculpture only lasts one day, because she says, “By the next day, it will be kind of gross.”

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