Obi Kaufmann at Patagonia Palo Alto

Saturday Dec 02 2017   6:00 PM
Patagonia Palo Alto  525 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA  map

Join Peninsula Open Space Trust and Patagonia in welcoming artist, writer, and California naturalist Obi Kaufmann to Palo Alto! We’ll be hosting a gathering with food and drinks and a short talk by Obi about his new, groundbreaking book, The California Field Atlas. The book illuminates the vast array of life in California through beautiful artworks. Obi’s masterpiece is a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that details the local topography.

Meet other local art and open space lovers and purchase a signed copy of Obi’s book!

Free and open to the public. For more information and to register through Eventbrite, click here.

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