The Best Teach The Rest

AF Art Collection (2006.113) by Mia Tavonatti

About The Art Piece


This painting is derived from a photograph the artist shot during a training mission at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2006. The scene depicts the 551st Search and Rescue Special Operations Squadron on board a CH-53 armored helicopter during a training mission with 10 other Air Force personnel as they make their access through the side entry. Most significant to the artist during this event is the teamwork, urgency, dynamic precision, and the heroes of a moment experienced first-hand by the artist.