California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and

Exhibition Website

Feb 13 2016 - Jun 6 2016

The exhibition captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion’s prints combine exquisite color with dynamic composition to portray the coast’s ever-changing moods and diverse formations: storm tides crashing at Point Lobos, serene moonlit coves at Mendocino, fog encircling the Golden Gate Bridge.

Deepening our experience are poetry and prose from Gary Snyder (co-author of California’s Wild Edge) and other well-known California poets of the past and present. The exhibition is originated by the San Francisco Public Library and is based on a new Heyday book by the same title, released summer 2015. 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

Whether you go or not, California's Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, Prints, and History, the accompanying book of Tom Killion's woodcut illustrations captures the beauty of the California coast and -- deepening the experience -- are poetry and prose from Gary Snyder, as well as selections from Native Californian traditional stories, accounts of travelers, and poems by Robert Hass, Jaime de Angulo, and Jane Hirshfield.

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Landscape
  • Tom Killion

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