Author Obi Kaufmann Speaks at Poet and/the Bench Sept 8
Timing To Be Announced
Save the date! Obi Kaufmann, author of The California Field Atlas and the just released The State of Water will speak at Poet and/the Bench. Obi will also be signing books and have an exhibit of his beautiful paintings for sale.
The California Field Atlas
Obi says about his tome, “It’s my love story to California. I’ve been walking California my whole life, and this book represents years of exploring and painting, organizing it and putting it all down on paper.” In this artful and compelling book, Obi presents what he refers to as a new portfolio of invented geography laden with a balance of ecology and aesthetics as driving and orienting forces.
The State of Water
In his follow up book, Obi turns his creative and analytical attention to the Golden State's single most complex and controversial resource: water. He offers nine perspectives to illustrate the most pressing challenges facing California's water infrastructure, from dams to species revitalization, and revealing pragmatic yet inspiring solutions to how water in the West can continue to support agriculture, municipalities, and the environment.