13 years ago on February 26, 2005 my friend David Medaris called to tell me about the message that he had shoveled into the snow the day before. He wondered if I might want to go see it and photograph it. Well hell yes I said. So I grabbed my kites and camera gear and met David for the hike out onto Lake Monona. Well out from shore, out under the final approach to the airport, David had shoveled a greeting visible to air travelers as they came into Madison. It was a huge message using a 20 or more foot font. You can see David cleaning up the "o" in welcome from the dusting of snow that had fallen on his letters overnight. Sadly, David passed away in 2016 and I will always remember him for this incredible art installation and his joyful uplifting spirit. This was one of my last projects that I shot on film and this image was created by scanning and merging two slides together to piece together the entire scene.
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