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Godzilla Eats Scottsdale, 2009

2 minute, 11 second video

Editing by Julia Lee

In April 2007, artist Liz Hickok created a sculpture of Scottsdale, AZ out of Jell-O. On view in the same room was a sculpture by artist Jarvis Rockwell. HIs piece, Maya II, was a giant pyramid covered in thousands of action figures that he had collected since childhood. One day, Godzilla escaped from Maya II...

This video was created at the end of my Scottsdale in Jell-O project to allow Scottsdale residents and visitors the opportunity to see the city in a new form. The installation was comprised of hundreds of miniature buildings made of Jell-O, lit from below and put on display for viewers to see and smell, thanks to Scottsdale Public Art. The pieces represented both the existing area around the Civic Center and the envisioned areas around the new Waterfront development on the Arizona Canal, with future development cast as clear buildings and trees. The glowing backdrop of Camelback Mountain completed the scene. Photographs of the sculptures and installation can be found in the Installations section of my website.

I also created a limited edition photograph of Camelback Mountain in Jell-O (below), which can be purchased.

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