In 1997, artist Don Martin created the first permanent artwork for Jacksonville International Airport. The left and right murals depict the First Coast environment and the flora and fauna of the 5 county area. The murals were originally located in Baggage Claim. When that area of the airport was expanded in 2004, the murals were saved from destruction and relocated to the overhead area opposite the Ticketing counters.
In 2005, Martin created the final center section for the mural. Habitation II is an artistic timeline of Northeast Florida beginning with early native inhabitants and following with the first European settlers, development of commercial agriculture and transportation and a 19th century Jacksonville skyline. The over 500-foot-long mural now stretches across the entire Ticketing area at the entrance of the Airport.
Don Martin, chair of the Flagler College Art Department, lives in Saint Augustine, Florida.