Described as one of ‘the best artwork[s] from Burning Man 2018’, (The Independent, UK – Sept 3 2018), Odd Jelly Out is the latest, large-scale sculpture project by Missy and Kim at the uckiood studio. Originally conceived to champion the ‘outsider’ and those on the fringes of society, it has evolved into a wide-reaching project whose influence has spread across the world, being featured in The Independent (UK), Vogue (NL), Designboom, Creapills (Fr) and My Modern Met. The OJO forms are playful and bold, both eliciting joy and encouraging a broader conversation about diversity, loneliness and marginalization.
Drawing inspiration from Jelly Babies – the iconic British candy – each Odd Jelly Out form is hand cast and created from fiberglass, glass, mirror and steel. All forms are LED-lit internally for colorful and glowing night-time use.
Variations of the Odd Jelly Out project have been shown at Burning Man, Black Rock City NV (2017, 2018), the Desert Arts Preview in San Francisco CA (2018), Arts-A-Glow in Burien WA (2018), Luminata in Seattle WA (2018), Redmond Lights in Redmond WA (2018) and Radiant Beings in SODO, Seattle WA. Eight figures from the OJO family were selected for public art placement at Redmond Downtown Park (Nov 2018 – Jan 2019) and a brand new solo installation including 20 figures entitled Odd Jelly Out: Introversion was shown at Fogue Studios & Gallery in Georgetown, Seattle WA in April-May 2019.
The OJO family diaspora has spread to the US, South America and Asia, and a customized OJO was even taken on a NASA research mission to the Atacama Desert in early 2018.
See Jasmyne Keimig’s review and recommendation in The Stranger: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2019/05/14/40203036/these-sculptures-would-be-terrifying-to-encounter-when-youre-off-your-tits-on-drugs
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