Nabokov's Notebook

Nabokov's Notebook A blog about the science in art and the art in science.
"I discovered in nature the nonutilitarian delights that I sought in art. Both were a form of magic, both were a game of intricate enchantment and deception." -Vladimir Nabokov (Writer, Lepidopterist.)

Welcome to the cockeyed world of artist-photographer Lori Nix, as she takes us behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum. Nix’s diminutive dioramas unfold as microcosms—where the world of science collides with an overactive imagination, with amusing results. Nix fabricates these elaborate miniature scenes in her Brooklyn studio, forgoing any kind of digital intervention. Nix: “I’m greatly enamored with the Natural History Museum, and visit it as often as I can. My series Unnatural Historyis a look at the inner workings of the museum. The images feature animals and situations where the science and/or facts they represent are a little confused.” 

Description from Rebecca Horne’s (rather excellent) Discover magazine blog “Visual Science”

(Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com)

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    Description from Rebecca Horne’s (rather excellent) Discover magazine blog “Visual Science”
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    I love old pictures of museum exhibits. They can be very inspiring and a little horrifying. Always wonderful.
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