Lori Nix creates precisely detailed dioramas and then photographs her fictional locations in her series, The City. The abandoned environments, Apocalyptic in nature, imagine a world without people. As she states:
…(in) 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 its 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, and 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.
Decode Books has recently published, The City. A beautiful 76 page, hardcover, with 37 four-color plates. Also, available is a collector’s edition consisting of a signed limited edition photograph (only a few still available for purchase).
To see more work by Lori Nix, please visit her Artist Page.