1. At MGM Springfield hotel, sculpture inspired by tornado and Emily Dickinson will greet...

    At MGM Springfield hotel, sculpture inspired by tornado and Emily Dickinson will greet...

    When visitors to the new MGM Springfield casino soon enter its hotel lobby, they will be greeted by a large, state-of-the-art sculpture that wraps around the interior of the building's entrance. The piece, the work of New York artist Mia Pearlman, is an homage to the perseverance, resilience and triumph of the region in the aftermath of the tornado that tore through the city in 2011. Pearlman named her sculpture "The Flying Tidings Whirled," after a line from an Emily Dickinson poem about a summer storm.

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    1. When MGM approached me about doing a commission in this space, they were very interested about doing something on the tornado that happened in Springfield.
    2. You don't want to make light of it, because it's a very serious thing.
    3. They're able to translate my paper models into these incredibly gigantic works out of steel and aluminum.
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