A 1:1 scale F-117, framed in wood and covered in astroturf. It will be on a grassy field on Governor's Island, NYC all summer.
Emblematic of US military operations in both Gulf Wars and the time in between, the F-117 stealth fighter’s odd, angular design makes it invisible to radar.
I'm building a 1:1 scale replica that is framed in wood and covered in astroturf. The Stealth Fighter will be hidden in plain sight on a grass field. Although the astroturf blends in with the grass, Stealth Fighter will be obvious because of its size and distinctive shape.
Stealth Fighter is part of the Figment Festival's season long Terrace Sculpture Garden. It will be on Governor's Island, in the middle of New York Harbor, from May 27-September 25.
It is about 50 feet nose to tail, and 45 feet wingtip to wing tip. Its footprint is about half of a regulation basketball court, or 7 Hummers wide and 4 Hummers long.
Visitors can go inside the fighter and use its ‘cover’ to peek out the jet intakes and cockpit windows. The fighter is clad in plywood so visitors can go and hang out on top of it.
We're building it in 50 or so pieces that will break down and re-assemble on Governor's island. It's going to require several trips with a truck (that will have to go on a ferry) to bring all the pieces and the people assembling it to the island.
Your contribution will go towards the enormous amount of 2x4's, plywood, screws, and astroturf to fabricate the stealth fighter, transportation to Governor's Island, and food for the army of volunteers who are helping build it.
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A Stealth Fighter postcard with a personalized inspirational message.
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A hand drawn sketch of Stealth Fighter.
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A silhouette of Stealth Fighter cut out of a piece of astroturf and put in a spiffy frame.
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A 1:72 scale model of Stealth Fighter
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You get to keep a piece of Stealth Fighter after it is de-installed in September
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