Hit the Road Two! is volume two, Oregon, in a series featuring each of the three states that carry Highway 99, the former main corridor that runs all the way through Canada to Mexico. The artist traveled the entire length of Highway 99 through Oregon to photograph and catalog the state’s roadside attractions. Oregon was a difficult state to document. Most of Highway 99 was obliterated by I-5 in the mid-1960s leaving behind a twisted, broken road and few vestiges of our automobile and highway culture.
Laura Russell is a photographer and book artist who creates hand-bound, limited-edition artist books that incorporate photographs of our urban landscape and tell a story about our culture and our communities. She has participated in national and international book arts and fine art exhibitions. Her books are collected by individual collectors and are in major collections at museums, libraries, universities and corporations. Laura is also the owner of 23 Sandy Gallery, a fine art gallery in Portland.