: views from the Hill

Friday, April 07, 2006

Hickok is amazing

Friends pointed me in her direction eons ago. What's not to like about an artist who's made a specialty of San Francisco cityscapes made from gelatin/Jell-O? (Check out the one minute video clip.)

We were pleased to see that -- as part of the run up to the aught-six festivities here in our fair ville -- Hickok was going to be at the Exploratorium last Saturday with her latest cityscape.

The weather was relatively fine. There was a break in the rain, providing dry-ish weather for our three-mile walk there and the three-mile walk back. We hied over.

Hickok's quivering cityscape was set on a shake table, which she shook every once in a bit. She had fog drifting past, a Golden Gate Bridge backdrop, and a line of people waiting to see her work up close and personal.

(For those unfamiliar with San Francisco and/or the Exploratorium, the Exploratorium is currently located in a vast warehousey building adjacent to the Palace of Fine Arts. Hickok's choice of cityscape to render was perfect for the venue.)

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The details!

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The artist: Elizabeth Hickok.

If you're in the area, Hickok has her studio open this Saturday (that's tomorrow!)

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