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.
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 followed by both spawning salmon and people fleeing persecution.
Sonoma County artist and activist Eric Leland gives 100% of his profits from his art directly to Northern California groups working on these issues.