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    Apocalyptic Archaeology features works that are depictions of a ruined world. The works are meditations on the brevity of life, and reveal the awareness of passing time, erosion and decay, and the ultimate deterioration of manmade artifacts, such as architecture, interiors, and landscapes.
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    Dreams and Memories includes works that explore the intangible and inescapable realm of the psyche. The artists pose questions about the nature and meaning of recalled experiences, and about the way in which dreams and memories intersect and even morph from one level of consciousness to another.
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    Voyeur/Provocateurs includes subversively witty scenes-satirical commentaries on art, culture, and politics. These works make the viewer into Peeping Toms that spy on secret scenes.
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    Unnatural Nature features work by artists that recreate natural environments using artificial materials and found objects which fool us into believing they are real places.view

category:  Apocalyptic Archaeology
Beauty Shop

This work is on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in the exhibition "Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities."

I consider myself a faux landscape photographer. I build meticulously detailed model environments and photograph the results. The photographs I create do not reflect the tradition of grand idyllic landscapes. I am more interested in the forces of entropy, the ruins left in the wake of humans. My scenes are usually devoid of people, and this emptiness becomes an important element. I don’t seek to reflect the world around me but to postulate a potential future. I’m concerned about what the future holds, but at the same time I am fascinated by what a changing world can bring.

-Segment of Artist Statement by Lori Nix. Image courtesy of the artist; ClampArt Gallery, New York.

Materials: 

Photograph: C-print The model for this photograph was constructed with: Foam, wood, paper, board, plastic, polymer clay, acrylic paint, aluminum leaf, found objects