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Urban Infrastructure Plopped in Nature is Oddly Disturbing

It looks like the photographer who gorgeously mashed up Manhattan with the Grand Canyon isn't the only one playing with the enduring theme of "man vs. nature" in Photoshop. Gizmodo recently spotlighted Croatian visual artist Tanya Deman, whose recent photo compositions have taken the relationship between the built environment and natural landscape to its illogical extremes. The dreamy (uh, nightmarish perhaps) images depict familiar urban forms like skyscrapers and highways, dropped into precarious mountain terrains. And the more close-up shots of a theatre and stadium, which seem to make a spectacle of nature's wrath, feels even more "do or die," à la The Hunger Games.

· These Surreal Images Envision Nature and Cities Colliding [Gizmodo]
· Artist Plunks NYC Inside the Grand Canyon and it's Gorgeous [Curbed National]