Title: Sparrow

Artist: Eric Haun

Location: Viola Salon (521 South Wall Avenue)

Date Completed: October 2016

Artist Statement: Joplin was a resilient community long before May 22, 2011. However, after a devastating EF-5 tornado destroyed much of the town, that resolve was put to the test – and Joplin rose to the challenge. Local artist Eric Haun sought to capture and commemorate his community’s resilience through his first piece of public art, Sparrow.

Photos courtesy The Joplin Toad.