ARTIST SERIES

At Sea
California Forest Fire
Durbin Pass
Treehouse
Nevada
Junkyard
Parade
Birdhouses
Bounty
Paradise
Outpost

With the series Lost (2003-2004), Nix continues her investigation of the constructed landscape, this time examining feelings of isolation and loneliness. Like much of her previous work, this group of photographs blurs the line between truth and illusion. She subverts the traditions of landscape photography in order to create her own humorously dark world. Her images toy with romantic notions of landscape, and her lush, rich color and theatrical lighting magnify a sense of melancholy. The obvious artificiality of the scenes does not diminish the tension created in the photographs. It is the fake quality that enhances the enjoyment of the illusion.

Work by Lori Nix

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