Revering The Phoenix Effect

Title: Revering The Phoenix Effect

Artist: Jorge Leyva

Location: Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St)

Date Completed: June 2017

Description: Located just outside of Joplin Public Library, Revering The Phoenix Effect by Jorge Leyva was heavily influenced by the 2011 Joplin tornado. As Leyva stated, the sculpture, “is a piece celebrating resilience and hope in the midst of chaos and pain. Each house represents an identity lost, each branch a new growth, a new blade of grass, a new life rising from devastation.”