ART PROJECT

New installation flies high at PHS

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February 11, 2022
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Autumn Rodriguez

PHS students have been creating the F-22 Raptor throughout the school year. It hangs in one of the highschool pods around the corner of the art room.

All year long, different art classes at Powell High School have spent their time building a F-22 Raptor model for their yearly art project.“The 5th Generation F-22 [is a] unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness,” Lockheed Martin Corporation said. “Combined with lethal long-range air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry, [it makes] the best air dominance fighter in the world.”

Lockheed Martin is focusing on the F-22’s connectivity with other platforms in support of the Air Force’s Joint All-Domain Operations strategy. A great example of the F-22 Raptor is shown to have an open system architecture and digital engineering. 

“The key to F-22 sustainment is integration; our strategic partnership with the U.S. Air Force helps to merge highly complex sustainment activities into one unified operation,” Lockheed Martin Corporation said. “This integration allows for greater efficiency, lower cost, and enhanced responsiveness to the needs of the operators and maintainers in the field.”

The key to F-22 sustainment is integration; our strategic partnership with the U.S. Air Force helps to merge highly complex sustainment activities into one unified operation. This integration allows for greater efficiency, lower cost, and enhanced responsiveness to the needs of the operators and maintainers in the field.”

— Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lockheed Martin is wanting to provide higher readiness rates, faster response and lower life-cycle cost to the U.S. Air Force customer. 

PHS art students transition classes working on the Raptor. Each student has different parts on the F-22 they work on specifically. 

“I only worked on the project for about 2 weeks, and I worked on the fields,” PHS junior Jordyn Schuler said. “I think the most challenging part about the fields was getting the shapes in the right proportions because of the vanishing point on the top right hand side.” 

Stopping part way through the Raptor project during those two weeks because of another project being installed has taken a little longer than expected to finish the F-22. 

“For the time I worked on the Raptor my goal was to make the fields look good by adding oblong shadows and shapes according to the vanishing point,” Schuler said. 

“I think the outcome has come together nicely, I love to create things, and by doing these big projects Gilman puts on for us, I feel like we get to create a school that’s uniquely ours.”