12/10/2010 08:58 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mini Apocalyptic Scenes At My Modern Met (PHOTOS)

Photographer Lori Nix isn't scared of natural disasters. As a native midwesterner, Nix endured the extremes of mother nature, found them fascinating and has used her experiences as inspiration for her photography. Nix states, "Whereas most adults viewed these seasonal disruptions with angst, for a child it was considered euphoric. Downed trees, mud, even grass fires brought excitement to daily, mundane life."

My Modern Met has recently showcased her latest project, "The City," which is currently on display at ClampArt Gallery in New York (through Dec. 18, where it will then head to Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago). "The City" explores the idea of an apocalypse through miniature models which Nix made and then photographed. The scenes might be tiny in reality, but the idea behind them is very powerful!

(All images sourced from My Modern Met)