Gallery: Liz Hickok Builds Amazing Architectural Models Out of Jell-O


INHABITAT: Any chance you use organic Jell-O? Or have any other green/eco strategies to your work?

Liz Hickok: As far as I know organic Jell-O is not very common, and it would be hard to purchase in the bulk quantities that I need. I could use agar agar, but it doesn’t have the same flexible quality or translucence as traditional gelatin or Jell-O. I’ve recently been using a new material called Gel Wax, which is meant for candle making (it is not edible). One advantage of the Gel Wax if that I can cast it and then re-melt unlimited times. Plus, similar to gelatin, it creates beautiful, trembling buildings. I’ve been particularly excited by my recent discovery of flexible LED ribbon lights. Now I want to incorporate them into everything I do!

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