This collaboration of ink drawings and texts examines the high altitude landscape and forests of the White Mountains, in Eastern California, in particular the bristlecone pine, and a neighboring species, the limber pine and western juniper, and their environs. It is the premise of the writer and artist that drawing and writing about these species and this place fosters a valuable kind of local knowledge, while producing striking works of art and craft.
Tree Lines: Drawings by Valerie Cohen
Michael P. Cohen is a writer, fly-fisherman, and skier who has taught at the University of Nevada. His books include The Pathless Way: John Muir and American Wilderness, The History of the Sierra Club 1892–1970, and A Garden of Bristlecones: Tales of Change in the Great Basin.
Valerie Cohen has worked as a typesetter, book illustrator, author, ski patrolman, and National Park Service law enforcement ranger. Her paintings have appeared in national and international juried exhibitions and solo shows. Visit valeriepcohen.com for more information.
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Michael P. Cohen; Tree Lines: Drawings by Valerie Cohen. Boom 1 June 2015; 5 (2): 122–130. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.122
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