More than 15,000 women, men and children have died crossing the Mediterranean Sea in the last several years, most fleeing war looking for a safe home. Across the Pacific Northwest, less than 5% of historic populations of wild salmon and steelhead trout return to rivers and streams. Over 45,000 residents of Sonoma County face food insecurity.
Made from discarded wood objects, each piece is a one of a kind, and represents hope for precious lives too often overlooked. 12,000 volts of electricity burn wandering trails through the wood surface, representing the tremendous energy dedicated and lengthy paths – like the spawning salmon, people fleeing persecution and our neighbors fighting for a daily meal.
Sonoma County artist and activist Eric Leland gives 100% of his profits from his art directly to Northern California groups working on these issues.