In Hickok’s current body of work she creates miniature worlds where both natural and urban environments are overgrown by strange crystal formations. The colorful tableaux are playful in their materials, but they also allude to our environment being saturated by pollution. Hickok combines sculpture with photography, capturing fleeting moments during a process of alchemical transformation. She assembles and combines various elements, like a science experiment, and then floods the scene with a liquid crystal solution. Over the course of a few hours, days, or weeks, the crystals re-form, permeating the small model. Liz Hickok is a San Francisco-based artist working in photography, video, sculpture, and installation. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from Mills College in Oakland, California. Hickok grew up in Delaware before moving to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the Museum School and Tufts University for her undergraduate degrees.
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