The 12 photographic panels feature close-ups in a circle and spokes theme that represent notable Medicine Hat, Alberta locations and different modes of transportation. I explained my selections and gave a bit more insight into the installation in my previous post, Chapter 2. I wrote that in early 2014 after the artwork had been finalized and delivered.
The grand opening event last week was a personal moment of pride for me. Not just because of the artwork, but because my business was nothing more than casual contract projects on the side back in 2013 when I was commissioned to do this. Today, Editing Luke has become my full-time job and has lead me to pursue a variety of unique and ambitious multimedia projects in Medicine Hat and abroad.
As passengers board their flights and perhaps glance to have a look at those pictures maybe they'll see something familiar. Maybe some will just like the colours. Maybe some will hate it, maybe it will give a few people something to talk about while they wait, and most likely, there will be people who will see things in it that I never did. In any case, it will be a subtle take away for all the people who come and go from the airport for years to come.
Standing there in departures I couldn't help but smile. A mere 12 panels hung on a wall, and as I watched the passenger plane push back from the terminal and taxi to the runway to takeoff, all I could think was, "what an incredible journey I'm on".