About the tornado, Kroth comments, “In less than two minutes, family homes, generations of oak trees and priceless personal mementos were torn from their roots and scattered across the countryside. Although daggers of barn boards speared roofs, siding, and gardens, not a single person was seriously harmed. But looking at the overturned classic cars in a nearby field, made one stop and ponder the fragility of life and what is truly valuable. Even now, as we strongly appreciate and take pride in the warmth, strength and security of our newly roofed homes, we realize that our peaceful comfort can be overturned in the blink of an eye. Like birds tossed from our nests, we embrace the notions of homelessness, fear and uncertainty in the face of the stronger forces of nature. “
The artwork was created with many thanks to the residents of Verona,WI for their generous participation.