Story Collection

Archival Research

Lady Gelatin

Year Completed: 2012
Media: Digital Print, Performance
Site: Ellis Island

Lady Gelatin is a result of Feed Me a Story's 2012 artist residency at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National Monuments where they researched the identities and food habits of immigrants arriving on Ellis Island at the turn of the century. In the early 1900s, the Jell-O company offered Ellis Island immigrants a bowl of Jell-O as a "Welcome to America" gift. The print is modern twist on that dessert.