Welcome to the cockeyed world of artist-photographer Lori Nix, as she takes us behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum. Nix's diminutive dioramas unfold as microcosms--where the world of science collides with an overactive imagination, with amusing results. Nix fabricates these elaborate miniature scenes in her Brooklyn studio, forgoing any kind of digital intervention. Nix: "I'm greatly enamored with the Natural History Museum, and visit it as often as I can. My series Unnatural History
is a look at the inner workings of the museum. The images feature animals and situations where the science and/or facts they represent are a little confused." The exhibition Lori Nix: New Work
is currently on view at Clampart at 521-531 West 25th St. in NYC through December 18th, 2010.
Images courtesy ClampArt
"Angler Fish," 2009.
"I love this prehistoric looking deep water fish. But, visually it's a hard fish to love. I happened to find a child's toy and immediately knew how I wanted the image to look."