Obi Kaufmann at Abbot’s Passage

Saturday Sep 15 2018   11:00 AM
Abbot's Passage Supply Co.  27 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA  map

Join Obi Kaufmann, author of The California Field Atlas, for a book signing and presentation, along with some wine sipping, at Abbot’s Passage. He will also lead a short workshop in botanical drawings.

Growing up in the East Bay, Kaufmann spent most of his weekends mapping Mount Diablo’s creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. Based on decades of exploring the backcountry of the Golden State, Kaufmann’s lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California. His book blends science and art to illuminate the multifaceted array of living, connected systems like no book has done before, and outlines the epic narrative of the California backcountry, which holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come.

The workshop is $20 a person, and includes mesmerizing tales, artistic inspiration and, of course, a glass of Abbot’s Passage wine. Space limited to 12 people. To reserve your space, email liddy@abbotspassage.com.

Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is www.coyoteandthunder.com.