TNT and JetBlue are marking the return of the iconic TV series “Dallas” with a “Texas size” welcome on the fields next to Dallas-Fort Worth airport. Earthworks environmental artist Stan Herd, known for his use of sustainable materials to create memorable works of art, has created a five-acre installation depicting television’s infamous “Dallas” cast members JR Ewing (Larry Hagman) and Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy). The installation is visible from all JetBlue flights arriving and departing Dallas-Fort Worth Airport until July 31.
The Dallas Welcomes JetBlue image was created over a three week period by digging, disking, plowing and otherwise manipulating greenspace, resulting in a piece of art made from environmentally sustainable materials: 20 tons of mulch in five different colors, 10 tons of sand, 6 tons of rock, 1 truckload of prairie hay, crushed limestone, alfalfa hay, dirt, top soil, brick crushed pecan shells, grass cuttings, 1000 blue flags representing the JetBlue logo. Click on the image below to play the behind-the-scenes video in YouTube (HD)
Dallas, originally run from 1987 to 1991, is returning on TNT on June 13, with cast members Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray joined by Josh Henderson John Ross, son of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing, Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher, Bobby’s adopted son; Jordana Brewster as Elena Ramos, John Ross’ girlfriend; Julie Gonzalo as Rebecca Sutter, Christopher’s fiancee; and Brenda Strong as Bobby’s wife, Ann.