Tyrone Art Students Brighten Up the “Dungeon”

Students in Mr. Eric Feather’s art classes have been busy adding life to the walls of one of the most notoriously dark corners of the school. Two new murals in the vocational wing, commonly known as “the Dungeon,” have really brightened the atmosphere of the hall.

The agriculture mural was a collaboration between senior Claire Fisher and junior Josephine “JoDee” Mills. The physics mural was completed solely by senior Jacob Greene.

Fisher was inspired to do the mural for the ag department after working on the biology and health tech mural across the hall.

I wanted to do something that works with lighting. The shiny metal poles, the metal balls, and the lightning…I like lightning”

— Artist Jacob Greene

“We thought it would be cool to do something that would take the mural the whole way up the stairs,” said Fisher, “When we asked Mr. Feather, he thought it was a great idea and [TAHS ag teacher] Mrs.Hoy agreed and helped us come up with our design.”

Fisher and Mill’s mural depicts a lush cornfield with a raccoon scurrying in front of the stalks and two deer, a doe and a fawn, standing a row back. They hope that other students will expand the mural in future years.

“We originally joked about painting corn but after thinking about it we thought it was the perfect fit. After Mrs.Hoy told us what she wanted to see and added to the mural,” said Mills, “There are other additions that we wanted to paint but we figured that we could add them further on in the year or let other students later on in the years add to our design.”

Greene’s mural is outside Mr. Bryan Gruber’s physics classroom. It depicts a large atom being energized by the discharge of a Van de Graff Generator. Additionally, within the electricity is the word “Physics” in a sharp, zig-zagged font. The silver orbs on top of the generators reflect the rest of the hallway.

“I thought of the first few things that came to mind when I thought of physics, or quite frankly, science in general, and worked from there,” said Greene, “I wanted to do something that works with lighting. The shiny metal poles, the metal balls, and the lightning…I like lightning.”

“I love the murals outside my classroom,” said Gruber, “I’m lucky to walk down the steps and the first thing I see coming out my door is the Health Tech mural which is awesome.”