Crumbling Building Models Draw Attention To America's Dilapidated Architecture [Pics]
Ofra Lapid's Broken Houses series turns photographs of abandoned buildings and homes into miniature models.
Broken Houses by artist Ofra Lapid is a series of photographs of small model houses that are made from found photographs. Lapid discovered pictures of abandoned buildings on the internet – she was particularly attracted to a series by a photographer that she keeps anonymous – and then printed them out, pastomg them onto 3D models to recreate the buildings in miniature.
Each house is a surrealistic version of itself – a simultaneously two dimensional and three dimensional piece of art. Lapid created the models out of cardboard cutouts and attached the printed pictures onto them, meaning they both have depth and are as flat as the photograph. The works were created in 2010 and 2011, while Lapid was living in Israel. She told Wired: