Talk about playing with your food: San Francisco-based artist Liz Hickok has created eerie, beautiful cityscapes of our fair metropolis using a medium known to most of us as dessert: Jell-O. Her photographs will be on display this weekend during San Francisco Open Studios, where you can also take a peek at her next work-in-progress: Jelly NYC.
Hickok has been making molds of buildings and smaller neighborhoods for the last decade, but "San Francisco in Jell-O" is the most ambitious project yet.
She created molds of places around the city and used store-bought Jell-O or straight-up gelatin to create the buildings to create photographs that are beautiful and familiar, with a touch of the otherworldly.
She then lights them from below and uses props and other materials to create massive landscapes.
"I drew the inspiration for this project from my immediate surroundings -- San Francisco, where the geological uncertainties of the landscape evoke uncanny parallels with the gelatinous material," Hickok writes on her website. To that end, she's also created a short, unsettling video of her Jell-O city rocked by a quake:
Find more images on Hickok's website, or see them in person this weekend:
Mission District Open Studios 2012
When: Sat. Oct. 27-Sun Oct. 28 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where:1890 Bryant St. Studio 211 (at Mariposa)
The rundown: See and purchase the photos from San Francisco in Jell-O series and the new Jelly NYC photos, along with Hickok's new, in-progress (non-Jell-O) artwork, including time-lapse videos and photos.