Well, time got away from me and I'm just now having a moment to post the images from my last visit to the runway just before the dedication in September. I was fortunate to have another chance to spend time with a group of school kids that I had toured the site with earlier in the year, and it was pretty fantastic to see their response to the now finished runway. We also had a chance to go back to the Aviation offices and play around a bit, and make some art. Similar to the workshop I conducted with the Broward College students earlier that week, I asked the kids (ranging in age from about 8-9 years old to 16-17, I believe) to create their own personal response to the site, using paper and pencil, modeling clay, colored paper, and various bric-a-brac that I brought in. They used their imaginations as well as my own photographs as a starting point. The results were pretty impressive, to say the least. These kids are smart, and amazingly creative. This experience was, for sure, one of my highlights as artist-in-residence for the project.
A few images from the site visit and workshop are below (click on any image to enlarge):