On The Shoulders of Giants

AF Art Collection (2013.071) by Ezra Tucker

About The Art Piece


This painting depicts the African American in the United States Air Force facing a grand endeavor that will change them and their country forever. The point-of-view of this painting is looking up and over the broad, proud, and capable shoulders of a confident, yet humble young pilot, observing his comrades-in-arms beginning to realize their dreams to fly. The pilot proudly wears the hopes of a nation within a nation, embodied in the uniform flag patch of the United States of America he wears on the shoulder of his flight jacket.