07/14/2010 11:54 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

San Francisco Crafted Out Of Jell-O

San Francisco-based artist Liz Hickok creates scale models of cities that don't quite fit the mold. Hickok, winner of "Best Use of Food as Art Medium" from the Food Network Awards Show, infuses cities with color and a jiggly kind of life by crafting them out of JELL-O.

As Hickok says on her website:
I create glowing, jellied scale models of urban sites, transforming ordinary physical surroundings into something unexpected and ephemeral. Lit from below, the molded shapes of the city blur into a jewel-like mosaic of luminous color and volume. The gelatinous material also evokes uncanny parallels with the geological uncertainties of San Francisco's landscape. While the translucent beauty of the compositions first seduces the viewer, their fragility quickly becomes a metaphor for the transitory nature of human artifacts.

Among the recreated cities that have received the gelatinous touch are San Francisco, Wilmington, Del., Scottsdale, Ariz., and North Adams, Mass.