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Obi Kaufmann

Preordering the California Field Atlas

The Heyday Fall 2017 catalog is here and my work is on the cover. Heyday is the publisher and I could not imagine a more fine group of brilliant humans to align my most dedicated academic and poetic voice with. I am so impressed with how attentive, engaged and enthusiastic […]

Defend the National Monuments

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has been ordered to review 27 National Monuments designated by the Antiquities Act over the past 21 years to look for so-called abuses of the act. The public is invited to weigh in on the review as a whole via written comments or an […]

Spring Trail Paintings

The gallery of spring harvest #trailpaintings for the pending California Field Atlas, all available for purchase. All are original, hand-painted works that measures 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″. About the artist: Poet and artist Obi Kaufmann is an advocate for wilderness defense and conservation. His written and visual work makes reference to […]


In the overtly politicized, toxic rhetoric of the business-first congressional stance against public land conservation, the next few years is going to be a tough-run for those of us who don’t want to see large chunks of our wilderness legacy turned over for private exploitation. A tough run, to be sure, but […]

Drawing Inspiration From Nature

Drawing Inspiration from Nature Obi Kaufmann’s illustrations and poetry reflect the full spectrum of California’s wilderness and is dedicated to its preservation. by Daniel Crockett for Wildside, The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers published by Gestalten Books, 2016 Obi Kaufmann is a man of many layers and rhythms, closely […]