Liz Hickok's latest series, Ground Waters, is created by flooding miniature scenes of urban decay with liquid crystal solutions. The solutions crystallize on the structures, creating an etherial scene that defies typical proportions.

Liz Hickok's latest series, Ground Waters, is created by flooding miniature scenes of urban decay with liquid crystal solutions. The solutions crystallize on the structures, creating an etherial scene that defies typical proportions. The scenes could be post-apocolypse or from a fantastical world. In her artist statement, Hickok says, "While the sculptures’ colors are pleasing and inviting, the sharp formatons are clearly chemical in nature, referencing the pollutants that seep into, even saturate, our environment." Hickok also documents the sculptures' formations with time-lapse photography, for presentation alongside the photographs.

Hickok's upcoming show, Botanica, will be at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. The opening is July 12th from 3-5pm and the show will be up through September 6th.