Jelly NYC, View from Staten Island Ferry

 

I constructed a three-dimensional map of the lower Manhattan skyline made of a Jell-O-like material for the exhibition, You are Here, Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City, at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery.

 

Working with Jell-O and other gelatinous materials enabled me to play the role of architect and reimagine New York City. The material took unexpected turns as it bent, glistened and melted, revealing the hidden fragility of the familiar city grid. The buildings in Jelly NYC assume a human quality as they lean on one another for support.

I also created limited editions photographs, available for purchase.

© 2020 by Liz Hickok

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View from the Staten Island Ferry

Mixed Media Sculpture A separate Statue of Liberty sculpture was placed adjacent to the Lower Manhattan buildings to simulate the view from the Staten Island Ferry. Her head sagged and gently shook if viewers jumped near the sculpture. "You Are Here, Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City" Exhibition at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY