WILDERNESS

My study has always been love. Press me and I begin to murmur things like how my work is not science, but the subject of my work is data-driven biodiversity. I study patterns of habitat. To be more specific, I am a student of the beauty and history of biological evolution in morphological architecture and its application to fitness strategy across living systems. In my art and writing about ecology, I am more satisfied with the exploration of the best. most simple and elegant question than I am with any righteous, vocational answer. Where the #californiafieldatlas was a love story, my next books are becoming family albums. (obi)

Cycles in Geographic Literacy

Look at nature enough and cycles begin to dominate. Folding back in, recycling, reforming and being spat back out in some transformed configuration is the closed course of all elemental function. All energetic-source vectors follow in the shape of the globe and head far off toward some vector of their […]

Resiliency, a wildlands presentation

Resiliency By Obi Kaufmann For the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center Delivered Saturday 10.14.17, the Armory, Ashland, Oregon First, thank you, people of Oregon and perhaps some here, people of Northern California and perhaps even others, refugees and emigrants from parts elsewhere. Thank you for having me, a guy who was born […]

Indigofera Jeans x Coyote Thunder collaboration

Indigofera Jeans x Coyote Thunder collaboration Personality and place comingle in the latest offering from Indigofera jeans. Working for over a year with California artist Obi Kaufmann, the Stockholm-based outfitters are proud to present a capsule line of rugged men’s apparel that blurs the line between equipment and clothing. Designed […]

The Best of Outdoor Retailer

I don’t like things. Stuff generally bores me. Last week, I was at Outdoor Retailer, at the center of stuff designed to sell the idea of having fun in the outdoors. I could continue on this line of cynicism – about how this monstrous consumerist society is at odds with […]

Malcolm Margolin on the River

Malcolm Margolin proves again and again himself as a beacon to all manner of creative genius. Earlier this week, he gathered a cadre of so many remarkable souls from around Northern California and beyond to join him on the South Fork of the American River for an evening and a […]