This is one of the first paintings I made once I arrived in New York . A tornado is destroying the American midwest, high and low, nature and artificial are getting all remixed. The model of the 3 figures in the painting is Julie Atlas Muz a burlesque queen and artist, which at that time, was showing with Deitch projects. This painting is part of a series called ‘Mothers”. With this series I was experimenting with the possibility of intervening into the formation of a local mythology like the one Julie Atlas Muz was creating in New York in the early 2000s.