Mural Approximate Location:
15th and Main, Joplin, Missouri, United States
Photography Submitted By:
Two months after an EF-5 tornado devastated nearly one third of the city, Joplin residents came together to create this magical evocation of a community rebuilding, remembering, and looking forward. Inspired by the metamorphosis of butterflies, the poetry of Langston Hughes, and the capacity for renewal expressed in the imaginations of children, the mural captures the story of Joplin’s unbroken spirit and hopeful outlook after the storm.