MURAL : Seeking Higher Ground
ERICA DABORN MURAL : Seeking Higher Ground Charcoal on Canvas
Seeking Higher Ground
2012
Charcoal on Canvas
70 x 172"

In "Seeking Higher Ground" the whole canvas is water in which people up to their necks struggle against the rising tide, each salvaging an object. To one side a floating raft contains a group of disengaged partying onlookers. Why were they not helping? Was it not their problem too? One onlooker was photographing the action - perhaps for posting on Facebook: "Hey look I was there." But she wasn't really there.
Did our obsession with shopping and material accumulation immure us to the fact that we had completely exhausted vital resources? What should we have saved?

ERICA DABORN MURAL : Seeking Higher Ground
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : Seeking Higher Ground
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : Seeking Higher Ground
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : Seeking Higher Ground
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : Seeking Higher Ground
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : Seeking Higher Ground
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : Seeking Higher Ground
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : Seeking Higher Ground
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : Seeking Higher Ground
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