Cartooning the Landscape: Art, Nature, and Consciousness

Cartooning the Landscape: Art, Nature, and Consciousness

UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Friday, February 3
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

UC Berkeley professor Chip Sullivan will take us on an optical sweep of the iconic landscapes of history and illustrate their interrelationship with art, nature, and consciousness. Chip will discuss his lifelong commitment to drawing, garden history. and environmental awareness. Through the medium of the sequential narrative, he will share with the audience tools that will help us envision the metaphysics of landscape to create positive environmental change.

Copies of Chip’s newest book, Cartooning the Landscape, will be available for purchase.

UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

Date and Time
Friday, February 3
6 – 8 p.m.

$15 General admission
$10 Garden Conservancy and UC Berkeley Botanical Garden members
Free registration for UC staff, students, and faculty
Students from other schools may obtain complimentary tickets by calling David Seyms at 415.441.4300.

Register online via the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden website.

Event questions: , 510.664.9841

This program is presented in partnership with the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley.

Chip Sullivan
is a professor of landscape architecture and environmental planning at the University of California, Berkeley. He was named the 1985 Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome, among other awards, and is the author of many books, including the classic Drawing the Landscape, which is now in its fourth edition. One of the singular talents in landscape design, Sullivan has shared his expertise through a seemingly unusual medium that, at second glance, makes perfect sense: the comic strip.

For years Sullivan entertained readers of Landscape Architecture magazine with comic strips that ingeniously illustrated significant concepts and milestones in the creation of our landscapes. These strips gained a large following among architects and illustrators. Now those original graphic works, as well as additional strips created just for this book, are collected in his latest publication, Cartooning the Landscape. Read more about Chip Sullivan and his Gonzo Gardens.