ARTIST SERIES

Mastodon
Jurassic Spider
Dodo Birds
Galapagos Turtles
T-Rex
North American Beaver
Angler Fish
Lions & Tigers
Snow Maker
Gallery of Important Rocks
Skunks
Olympic Forest
Praying Mantis
Rabbits
Sharks
Bird Room
Diver
Ducks

For Unnatural History, the artist painstakingly constructs tiny dioramas of rooms in imaginary natural history museums, and then photographs them in black and white. The final platinum palladium prints are hilarious scenarios picturing madcap, behind-the-scene possibilities, which highlight the curious oddity of our historic need to amass, conserve, and display elements of the natural world. Nix’s photographs reference and bring to mind other contemporary artists inspired by the natural history museum and the often bizarre and awkward artifice inherent in the scientific presentation of the animal kingdom.

Work by Lori Nix

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