Kristen Helberg - Paintings, Murals, and Vinegar Grained Boxes

Kristin Helberg

Tornado Warning

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Tornado c Kristin Helberg 2019

Tornado c Kristin Helberg 2019

For about two years, I had been thinking about doing a tornado painting. What inspired me to create such a painting was a memory of being in the midst of one when I was a child living in Arkansas and recollections of the terrifying tornado scene from the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz.

After watching a TV special about the devastating tornadoes that occur in Oklahoma each year, I was compelled to create it. When I finished the painting, I found it difficult to look at…….it frightened me.

Sometimes our attempts to slow down global warming seem impossible but we have to keep trying..