Karen Elizabeth Baker

There's A Freeway Running Through The Yard

These images are social landscapes depicting the most universal complaint in this country; our freeways. In Los Angeles, where these images were taken, the freeway is one of the few parts capable of standing for the whole. The photographs reveal the more intimate ways that we live with freeways. They are ubiquitous, creating boundaries and soundtracks for our yards and neighborhoods and shrinking the scale of cozy suburban landscapes into drive-byes of monopoly houses dwarfed by concrete monoliths.

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