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