Through the Windshield by Karen Koshgarian

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Historic US Route 66 stretches from Chicago to Santa Monica, crossing Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. I drove the entire route during my 66th year to celebrate my birthday. I knew nothing about Route 66 beyond the popular song, the 60‘s TV series, and John Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath, from which originated the notion of the Mother Road. My goal was to simply put the tires on all 2,451 miles of road. While driving the road I encountered different surfaces, including brick, dirt, Portland cement, and asphalt. These differences were the result of improvements and alternate placements throughout the significant years of it’s use. This book is a collection of images from that road trip, as it appeared... Through The Windshield.

Artist Bio

Karen has been attracted to serial imagery all her life. As a child, collecting stamps and sea shells fed into her fascination for variations on a theme. A camera is with her 24/7, so that she never misses an opportunity to add to her serial imagery collections: gas stations, fast food restaurants, fire hydrants, suburban sprinklers, swimming pools, backs of trucks, old motel signs etc. Her fascination with the every day stuff of life, contributes to her a sense of visual continuity over time. And what she enjoys most is showing how, as a series, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Karen is a retired art educator, having taught high school art for 32 years. She came to the book arts to learn a new medium, and has stayed ever since. Her most recent self published book is titled Drive-by Shooting on Old Route 66, A Camera's Point of View.