|Library - 2007 (The City) Lori Nix|
Finally, the other day, I came across this article and now I know: Lori Nix. She creates these intricate shoebox worlds and then photographs them.
Ah! No wonder I like it. Dioramas: I am a fan.
|Clockwise from top left: Olympic Forest, 2010 (Unnatural History); Birdhouses, 2001 (Lost); |
Birds in Flight, 2001 (Some Other Place); Clock Tower, 2005 (The City)
|Clockwise from largest: Aquarium, 2007 (The City); Angler Fish, 2009 (Unnatural History); |
Mastodon, 2009 (Unnatural History); T-Rex, 2010 (Unnatural History)
|Clockwise from largest: Fountain, 2008 (The City); Botanic Garden, 2008 (The City); |
Museum of Art, 2005 (The City); Majestic, 2006 (The City)
|Map Room, 2010 (The City)|
Quotes from Lori Nix's "About" page:
"Inspiration comes from reading the daily newspaper The New York Times, science fiction paperbacks and magazine articles. I get most of my ideas during my morning subway commute from Brooklyn to Manhattan to go to my day job. Something about the morning light, the rocking of the subway, seeing the cityscape pass by opens my mind up to inspiration."
"Currently it takes about seven months to build a scene and two to three weeks to shoot the final image. "
"I am fascinated, maybe even a little obsessed, with the idea of the apocalypse."
"I am interested in depicting danger and disaster, but I temper this with a touch of humor."
"In my newest body of work "The City" I have imagined a city of our future, where something either natural or as the result of mankind, has emptied the city of it's human inhabitants. Art museums, Broadway theaters, laundromats and bars no longer function. The walls are deteriorating, the ceilings are falling in, the structures barely stand, yet Mother Nature is slowly taking them over. These spaces are filled with flora, fauna and insects, reclaiming what was theirs before man's encroachment. I am afraid of what the future holds if we do not change our ways regarding the climate, but at the same time I am fascinated by what a changing world can bring."
|Natural History, 2005 (The City)|