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Lori Nix is chief architect and urban planner of her own little ghost town, founded in 2005 and known as The City. The City has a library, a botanic garden, a church, a bar, and even a laundromat—almost everything a proper metropolis needs, except for people. Nix’s highly detailed dioramas are meticulously crafted by hand, out of foam, wood, paper, plastic, and found materials, but they show a world in decay, where nature is once again taking over.
Beautiful Dioramas of Abandoned Places by Artist Lori Nix, "She has devoted her whole apartment to making doll's house size models with bits and pieces of post-apocalyptic destruction"
- Lori Nix, The Library, 2007, Photograph of diorama, from The City Series. Oh, a post-apocalyptic library diorama. There could likely be nothing more pleasing to me than the image of trees growing out of the paper house of a library. And it’s a diorama. Which makes it even more wonderful and terrible. It reminds me of this photo, of the amazing old “Main Building” of the Public Library of Cincinnatti, taken in 1874. The building seen below closed in 1955. The library had ...
What an amazing Internet treasure! This looks just like the high school library I am teacher librarian for! Well, maybe kind of like this! We do have a Book Fair going now with a construction paper palm tree in the center. The "tree of knowlege" sends strong roots throughout each library! Thanks, dream library #library
Lori Nix - Library, 2007 Post-Apocalyptic Diorama from The City Series #мор #тургор Obviously an ugly library... But also makes me curious about combining both my loves: trees and books