MURAL : The Funeral for the Last Elephant
ERICA DABORN MURAL : The Funeral for the Last Elephant Charoal on Canvas
The Funeral for the Last Elephant
2011
Charoal on Canvas
70 x 154"

In "Funeral for the Last Elephant" we see a somber procession of animals and grieving people along side a bier supporting a dead elephant, the very last on the planet. There is a confusing air of celebration and solemnity. The public is out for an "event" - but did they have real understanding of the significance ? How many "last" species had already disappeared. Why a ritual for this one?

ERICA DABORN MURAL : The Funeral for the Last Elephant
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : The Funeral for the Last Elephant
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : The Funeral for the Last Elephant
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : The Funeral for the Last Elephant
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : The Funeral for the Last Elephant
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ERICA DABORN MURAL : The Funeral for the Last Elephant
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