Zhan Wang sculpted San Francisco out of cookware. Liz Hickok recreated the city of lights in Jello. I didn’t know about either artist at the time I wrote my post on art made of food. Both pieces had the right combination of strange and wonderful to make it to Boing Boing. You can go see Wang’s sculpture On Gold Mountain at the Asian Art Museum through May 25, 2008.
I really would like to write more. There’s so much amazing history connected with cookware and jello and art. No, seriously. I’d probably start with the connection between Jell-o and Cooper Union, move on to all that awesome gelatin ephemera and go from there. Sigh. Another time.