Obi Kaufmann at Pegasus Books Downtown

Friday Sep 07 2018   7:30 PM
Pegasus Books Downtown  2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann presents his award-winning best seller, The California Field Atlas. Following a visual presentation, Obi will be joined in conversation by ZYZZYVA Literary Magazine Managing Editor Oscar Villalon, discussing the importance of reframing the language of conservation, and the impact of The California Field Atlas, one year on from publication. On sale for the first time at Pegasus will be the California Field Atlas Note Card Sets featuring beautiful reproductions of the watercolor illustrations of mammals and birds of prey created by Obi for the book.

Free and open to the public; more info 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