Obi Kaufmann at the Mojave Desert Land Trust

Saturday Oct 13 2018   12:00 PM
Mojave Desert Land Trust  60124 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA  map

Longtime friend of the Mojave Desert Land Trust Obi Kaufmann is returning to the MDLT Joshua Tree Headquarters for his only planned public appearance in the high desert this fall. Obi Kaufmann will present his best-selling California Field Atlas, to be followed by Q&A. Original artwork from the book will be available for purchase.

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