Friday, 9 May 2008

Visualising San Francisc-jello

These are brilliant ways of visualizing, mapping allowing us to see & percieve these regular topographic landmarks abstract luminous colours & organic shapes in a different light.

Liz Hickok's project for her Masters in Fine Art, they are part sculpture, part photography and video, it resonates beyond the immediate appeal of the rainbow colors to become a sublime form of landscape. Her version of the city, which stems from a long-standing interest in three-dimensional city maps, emits a different kind of luminosity than the late 19th century Hudson River Valley variety. This in particular Palace of Fine - C-PrintArts, 2006 12"x16" 36"x48"editions of 12 has a great opposite harmony of orange & blue when light is refracted through gelatin.

'I make the landscapes by constructing scale models of the architectural elements which I use to make molds. I then cast the buildings in Jell-O. Similar to making a movie set, I add backdrops, which I often paint, and elements such as mountains or trees, and then I dramatically light the scenes from the back or underneath. The Jell-O sculptures quickly decay, leaving the photographs and video as the remains' liz hickok.

The molds she construct herself are based on idealized postcard images and her own photographs – have a way of making her vision go down smoothly. When she makes her city shake, as in her short video work, the landscape comes alive with the power of nature and culture on the brink of transformation, through changing our perspectives of the world in quite an innovative way.

Originally Dugg by user Gregd here

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