Obi Kaufmann at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

Friday Dec 07 2018   6:00 PM
San Francisco Botanical Garden  1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA  map

Artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling California Field Atlas to the San Francisco Botanical Garden Library. Obi will be giving a presentation on conservation, art, and restoring California’s natural world, with a Q&A session and book signing to follow. Exclusive prints of Obi’s watercolor trail-paintings will be available for sale.

Free but please pre-register 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