A project so big that my life will forever be that which comes after, and now, that what has come before. Do I define my art or does my art define me? Do I get to designate that what and who I love, or have the energetic, magnetic, attractive forces within this place of my birth and of my life, sculpted me to be the maker of this and the next Field Atlases to come? Am I alone in the endeavor or do I dare think I may be a momentary pulse in a greater becoming? (obi)

Blazing a New Trail

Review By Paul Saffo. John Muir would have loved “The California Field Atlas,” a compellingly poetic exploration of the living environment of his beloved adopted state. Muir famously observed that, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” The […]

The Ghostdancer Interview

Interview with Obi Kaufmann by @theghostdancer Rhiannon Griego Wilderness preservationist, illustrator, poet and artist Obi Kaufmann is this week’s maker. Obi and I have been circulating one another’s work for 4 years. When I first began exploring the realm of connection through the web of instagram, I happened across his […]

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 […]