Acrylic on canvas, diptych

12x16x1.5 inches and

12x4x1.5 inches

During hard times we fall onto idioms, most commonly that of “between a rock and a hard place.” When we are squeezed between a rock and a hard place we are forced to adapt, to endure, and to long for another time. This piece creates an opposing idiom, “between a sea and an open space.” Stuck between two vast breathable spaces, we can surround ourselves with light and are given the space to reflect, to change, and to be here now. Living Art of Montana provides Missoula with this center-between a sea and an open space – giving time to breathe, heal, and recreate ourselves.

Native Montanan Linds Sanders works as an artist in Missoula. In 2016 Linds used her artwork to reach out to a broader community by sending an original piece of artwork to a stranger once a day. Linds is the proud owner and designer of Ramble Journals, hand-bound leather journals sold to benefit the Rina Moog Scholarships. When she isn’t painting, creating journals, or performing as a slam poetry artist, Linds can be found taking jumping pictures on the summits of mountains with her husband Brian.

Live auction item