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The Museum of Nature by Ilkka Halso

Posted By Kate Andrews On June 6, 2008 @ 5:46 pm In Art,global warming | 3 Comments

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Finnish photographer Ilkka Halso’s [2] photographic series ‘The Museum of Nature’ intelligently challenges how we can imagine the natural environment of the future. This collection of images capture a series of man-made structures that enclose nature, protecting it like a relic of the past. Using images of landscapes and 3D digital manipulation, this photographic collection captures a future vision of nature as a rare display. Challenging the audience’s interaction with the natural environment as endangered artifact, Halso manages to truly visualize a future we so desperately do not want to see become a reality.

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Halso’s work is a thoroughly engaging project that takes us into a future world where nature is a museum-like place and experience is controlled. We do appreciate BLDGBLOG’s [3] pessimistic suggestion as to how appropriate these images would be as illustrations in some form of eco-catastrophic novel. However, we also think that these thought-provoking portents could stand-alone in any urban environment to remind us how truly precious our natural world is becoming.

+ Ilkka Halso [4]

Via The Post Family [5] Via BLDGBLOG [3]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/06/the-museum-of-nature-by-ilkka-halso/

[2] Ilkka Halso’s: http://ilkka.halso.net/

[3] BLDGBLOG’s: http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/museum-of-nature.html

[4] + Ilkka Halso: http://koti.phnet.fi/halsilk/pagenglish/museumofn.html

[5] The Post Family: http://www.thepostfamily.com/?page=2

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