Mother Road Revisited: Local Artist Creates Unique Chronicle of - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Mother Road Revisited: Local Artist Creates Unique Chronicle of Route 66

Posted: Updated:
Tulsa, Oklahoma -

What started out as a simple thesis project for a University of Tulsa graduate student has turned into a unique showcase of America's Main Street.

Through photography, Natalie Slater is taking people back in time by merging the then and now of Route 66.

"It defines America's travel from East to West and it's something that everyone can connect with as a storytelling element," Slater told KTUL.com's Kristin Dickerson.

Slater's collection of stories is called "The Mother Road Revisited." The concept was fourth on her list of ideas for her master's thesis.

To begin, she spent several months finding old photos. Then came the hard part; finding the exact location where those photos were taken. Slater says she and her assistant Jeremia would go around to post offices and local mechanics asking asking folks if they knew of the location in the photos.

Slater and her assistant traveled the roughly 2,500 miles of Old Route 66 in a 1964 Shasta Camper, which Slater lovingly dubbed, "Ace."

Along the way, she placed several plaques on the exact spot she took her photos. Embedded on the plaques is a Q.R. code that passersby can scan with their smart phones and they can then see the original photo taken in that location.

If you would like to see Slater's work, it is on display at the Living Arts Gallery located in Tulsa's Brady District through April 26th.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police warn parents about criminal consequences of kids "sexting"

    Police warn parents about criminal consequences of kids "sexting"

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:09:53 GMT
    JACKSONVILLE (KATV) - Hormones run rampant in teens – it’s why the concept of sending lewd photos to one another seems so natural to them. But do they know that doing that can land them in some hot water?  More >>
    JACKSONVILLE (KATV) - Hormones run rampant in teens – it’s why the concept of sending lewd photos to one another seems so natural to them. But do they know that doing that can land them in some hot water?  More >>
  • Stolen Home

    Stolen Home

    Stolen Home

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:14:57 GMT

    One Lonoke County woman's dream of home ownership didn't last long.  She is facing eviction amidst allegations that her home is stolen.

    More >>

    One Lonoke County woman's dream of home ownership didn't last long.  She is facing eviction amidst allegations that her home is stolen.

    More >>
  • Update: Murder suspect turns himself in to LRPD

    Update: Murder suspect turns himself in to LRPD

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:52:02 GMT
    (KATV)-The Little Rock Police Department are looking for a man they say is a suspect in a homicide that occurred Monday night. Police say Bernard Sherrod, 20, was found shot outside of his apartment complex on Bryant street. "After detectives talked to the witnesses that were around there, they were able to develop Mr. [Darrell] Freeman as a suspect," said Lt. Sidney Allen of the LRPD.Police are considering Freeman to be armed and dangerous."Well right now they have a pretty good idea of who ...More >>
    (KATV)-The Little Rock Police Department are looking for a man they say is a suspect in a homicide that occurred Monday night. Police say Bernard Sherrod, 20, was found shot outside of his apartment complex on Bryant street. "After detectives talked to the witnesses that were around there, they were able to develop Mr. [Darrell] Freeman as a suspect," said Lt. Sidney Allen of the LRPD.Police are considering Freeman to be armed and dangerous."Well right now they have a pretty good idea of who ...More >>