04/04/2012 09:13 BST | Updated 04/06/2012 06:12 BST

Lori Nix's Sculptures Create A Post-Apocalyptic World (PICTURES)

The end of the world? One of Lori Nix's sculptures

These are the amazing models that give an eerie glimpse into a post-apocalyptic world.

Artist Lori Nix spends weeks painstakingly constructing the incredible sculptures, which show what everyday places might look like after the end of the world.

Lori, from Brooklyn, New York, has devoted her whole apartment to making the doll's house size models - with bits and pieces of post-apocalyptic destruction littering every room.

Lori said: "Every room in my apartment is devoted to the process of building models and photographing them. I have a couple of power saws sitting on and under the kitchen table, more power tools in the equipment room and a living room full of work tables and lots of debris.

"I work on these models at night, on the weekends and whenever we have days off from my regular job as a professional photographer.

"It takes about seven months to complete a diorama, but I’m working on two to three at a time. I make about three new images a year if I’m lucky and focused.

"I grew up in the middle of the United States, in a town called Norton, Kansas, which is in the middle of nowhere. The only thing that happens there is extreme weather.

"As I child I experienced tornadoes, floods, blizzards, and seasonal insect infestations. This has led me to explore the notions of danger, disaster and ultimately apocalyptical imagery.

"I also grew up in the 1970s, a time when dystopian cinema was at its zenith. As a six year old, I remember watching movies such as the Planet of the Apes, Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure, Soylent Green and Logan’s Run.

"These movies had a profound impact on my world outlook. I’ve taken my experiences with weather, combined them with my memories of these movies and have created the photographic series The City.

"Living in New York City has led me to appreciate incredible architecture, especially interior spaces. All of these inspirations have come together for this series, a photographic project I began in 2005 and continue to explore."

The works will be shown at an exhibition in Toronto, Canada, opening this summer.