Daily Dose Pick: Lori Nix


Artist Lori Nix photographs evocative urban and pastoral scenes from a post-human world of disaster and decay — but first she has to build them.

The most astonishing thing about Nix’s magical, melancholy masterpieces is how they are made. Each museum, mountain vista, library, and laundromat is a painstakingly detailed diorama, taking the artist months to imagine and hand-craft — in fully examined ruin. The artist’s obsession with the apocalyptic informs every one, down to the most stunningly executed bits of minutiae.

Visit Lori Nix’s official website, watch a video study of her Map Room, catch her new exhibition in Chicago, and buy books of Nix’s work from Blurb.

Lori Nix, Map Room, 2010

Lori Nix, Bar, 2009

Lori Nix, Library, 2007

Lori Nix, Majestic, 2006

Lori Nix, North American Beaver, 2009

Lori Nix Unnatural History Interview

Lori Nix, Junkyard, 2003

Lori Nix, Birdhouses, 2003

Lori Nix, Nevada, 2003

Lori Nix, Plane, 1998

Lori Nix, Mall, 2010

Lori Nix, Control Room, 2010

Lori Nix, Museum of Art, 2005

Lori Nix Interview on Cool Hunting