Tuscaloosa

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Photo: Stephen Pitkin / Pitkin Studio
2011
Wood, fabric, tractor parts, shoes, iron skillet, purse, cup, doll, commemorative book, tar paper, quilted blanket, nails, screws, enamel, and spray paint on canvas on wood
72 x 90 x 10 inches

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In 2011 a strong and violent tornado ripped through Alabama in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, damaging both cities and several smaller towns in between.

In 2011 a strong and violent tornado ripped through Alabama in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, damaging both cities and several smaller towns in between. Dial had a front-row seat when the tornado passed through his yard, uprooting a tree and depositing a pile of debris in its wake. Here, he poignantly portrays both the destruction and the beauty brought by the storm.

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