Molds and Models


For this photo series, I turned my camera away from my sculptures of cityscapes in Jell-O to focus on the scale models, molds and props that I construct to make the sculptures. Both series speak to the complexity of the urban form and the mass production of our material environment.


In contrast to the glowing, saturated and chaotic Cityscapes in Jell-O series, these photographs are quiet, minimal and monochromatic. Their simplicity, along with the large scale of the prints, allows the viewer to observe the formal beauty of the objects as well as the signs of the artist’s hand.

The images provide a glimpse of the labor-intensive process involved in making the sculptures and the deceptively strange materials I use, such as balsa wood, silicone rubber, foam core and feathers.

© 2020 by Liz Hickok

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