Between a Rock and a Hard Spot–Featured Auction Item

Between a Rock and a Hard SpotThis striking 39" long, mixed-media sculpture called "Between a Rock and a Hard Spot" donated by artist Stephen Braun for sale at our upcoming Wonderland Auction on December 14, 2013 is masterfully emblematic of Cascadia Wildlands work and the challenges we face. This generic salmon festooned with symbols representing human pressures—clearcuts, oil barrel, tires and hooks—is not only visually appealing but encapsulates many of the challenges we face in protecting this iconic fish.   According to the artist “when hung properly the silhouette on the fish  will be covered by the shadow of the viewer” hence the rock and the hard spot title as we, the viewer, are the hard spot.  Thought provoking and beautiful.