Magnitude X: The Marina
Magnitude X: The Marina

Mixed Media Sculpture with shake table and fog The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

Magnitude X: The Marina
Magnitude X: The Marina

Mixed Media Sculpture with shake table and fog The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

Magnitude X: The Marina
Magnitude X: The Marina

Mixed Media Sculpture with shake table and fog The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

Reconsidered Materials: Twin Peaks
Reconsidered Materials: Twin Peaks

Mixed Media Sculpture with shake table and fog Close up view of the sculpture and my mother, the "Goddess of Fog." Photo by Cassidy Curtis The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

Reconsidered Materials: Twin Peaks
Reconsidered Materials: Twin Peaks

Mixed Media Sculpture with shake table and fog The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

Reconsidered Materials: Twin Peaks
Reconsidered Materials: Twin Peaks

Mixed Media Sculpture with shake table and fog The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

The Marina and Twin Peaks

 

I created two different sculptures of the Marina District and Twin Peaks for shows at the Exploratorium in 2006. Both sculptures were built on shake tables carpeted with dry ice to simulate the San Francisco fog. Thousands of viewers came to see the pieces, which commemorated the Centennial of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

 

I also created photographs inspired by the sculptures, available for purchase.


Watch a video of the Marina District swallowed by a Jell-O tidal wave!

PRESS

NPR - San Francisco's Great Quake, Recalled in Jello

New York Times - In memory of 1906, a City Shakes Like a Bowl Full of Jell-O

Spark, KQED - Video Interview