Patti Normand is an artist based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Dioramas are miniature, built in HO Scale.

What Lies Beneath, 16" x 24", Photograph on Paper, Ed. 2/10

On the surface the miniature worlds I create seem safe, but look closer and it becomes apparent all is not as it seems. The settings in my pieces range from city parks to the Canadian wilderness. Carefully chosen, they play an integral part in narratives that are frequently disquieting and absurd. Inspired by my memories and fears, they examine our relationship with nature, our indifference to it and each other.

Patti Normand I Canadian Gothic starts October 13-30. Read Paul Gessel's review in Ottawa Magazine.