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IFC Mosaic

Sally Erickson
Pittsboro NC


Broken-tile mosaic

Inter-Faith Council Community Shelter
100 West Rosemary Street
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Sally Erickson selected the dining room of the Inter-Faith Council (IFC) Community Shelter as the location for her work, which prominently reminds residents and visitors of the importance of shelter and community during times of transition and need. Conceived as an abstract work of three connected murals, there will be enlarged faces and hands that belong to humanity and offer a reciprocity of giving and taking, recognizing and not knowing.  On either side of the center panel will be symbolic images of neighborhoods, support services, residents entering and leaving, and a context in which the community unites in a common purpose.

Erickson comments about her work: "I learn with each piece. Inevitably as I am engaged in the creative process something new emerges that I hadn't planned on, something better and more exciting than I originally had in mind. I am both humbled and inspired by this mystery. Each new work represents a celebration of what is most compelling about being alive as an artist and as a human being."

IFC mural 
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