Jello San Francisco!


I’ve seen San Francisco in many forms, up and down, good and bad. I’ve seen in portrayed in photos, essays, TV and the movies, which means I’ve seen it attacked by a deranged terrorist (The Rock), overrun with apes (Rise Of The Planet of The Apes), invaded by body snatchers and a giant sea octopus (It Came From Beneath The Sea). I’ve seen all of this and more, but I’ve never seen it made of Jello!

Liz Hickock is a San Francisco-based artist who creates entire miniature city landscapes from this classic dessert which she then lights from underneath to produce this weird but interesting luminous effect. According to the artist, “I drew the inspiration for this project from my immediate surroundings — San Francisco, where the geological uncertainties of the landscape evoke uncanny parallels with the gelatinous material.” Since Jello doesn’t last long in room temperature, she captures the scenes for posterity in photos and video … check out the vid of an “earthquake” on Telegraph Hill at the end of this post.

My city in Jello. Looks like yet another “only in San Francisco moment!”

Ferry Building

City Hall

The View From Alcatraz

The Fog

The City

The Marina

Palace Of Fine Arts

Alamo Square

Bay Bridge

See more Jello stuctures, including the White House, the Statue of Liberty, and Manhattan’s skyline at

About Stephen Kelly Creative

Hi, I'm Stephen Kelly, a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer living in beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA. Amongst the things I love are writing, photography, movies, music, fitness, travel, Batman, all things Australian, food and fun, all of which I hope to reflect in this here blog. Welcome aboard ... now let's get busy!
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39 Responses to Jello San Francisco!

  1. fotoeins says:

    The Jello Bay-Bridge is my favorite of the lot. Who knows – could they be more structurally sound than their counterparts?

  2. ailsapm says:

    Woah, this is all kinds of wobbly awesomeness. I think every city should have a Jello replica. Brilliant post, Stephen. 🙂

  3. Angeline M says:

    Is there a shot in each building?

  4. Wow! thanks for sharing. It never ceases to amaze me – the weird and wonderful things that people do!

  5. cynthiamc1 says:

    This cracked me up! What a fun thing to start the day! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Impybat says:

    Haha, this is crazy! So cool!

  7. Fabulous! My first thought was to wonder if a whipped cream fog rolls in every afternoon, but then I saw the fog. That’s amazing.

  8. And “jello” to you this bright spring morning! How innovative and talented some artists are, like Liz Hickok.

  9. Pat says:

    This is wonder and beautiful and a whole lot of work. Jello lovers of the world unite – and go to San Francisco. What a fun post!

  10. Wow! It’s a good thing she takes photos of these otherwise there would be nothing left of her hard work. Amazing!

  11. ideflex says:

    Every kindergarteners dream – very cool! Kind of makes you wonder about where people get the time though….

  12. Viveka says:

    This is more wonderful than wired. Fantastic … thanks for this presentation. Wonderful.

  13. Roxie says:

    amazing, the color, the detail, the jello it took, omgosh! brilliantly weird!

  14. akanedou says:

    So beautiful and strange world….Amazing art. Thank you for sharing, Stephen!!

  15. SakuraDreams says:

    Amazing! So many ideas by such talented people. I don’t have the patience for that type of work but that’s why we all have our gifts, don’t we? Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Reblogged this on New American Gospel! and commented:
    Holy crap, these are amazing: jello structures depicting my future home, dear readers. YOU READ CORRECTLY.

  19. Tim Brosnan says:

    This is great! Thanks for posting. If only buildings just “jiggled” at the slightest tremor. 😎

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