Art

Future Forests is a contemporary art movement happening throughout California and northern Nevada


Why Artists?

We believe that artists illuminate truth, offer transcendent experience in a literal world, create raw material for science, challenge us to see and feel, and connect us to the most critical issues known today.  They connect us to our common humanity.

The environmental crisis has reached such a scale that it is no longer justifiable to dispense with some communication tools…Facts do not tell you what you have to do.

Guillaume Chapron

Contemporary Art has the power to re-imagine outdated narratives, to create powerful new metaphors, and to foster the collaborative change we all need to embrace for our collective survival. Important artists, scientists, timber innovators, industry experts and policy makers will converge to share vital information and proposed responses to this increasingly daunting situation. Our goal is to inspire meaningful conversation about our culture’s relationship to forests and fire.

I consider my contributions to scientific fact far less important than my attempts to awaken an emotional response to the world of nature.

Rachel Carson

We begin now. Join us.


Founding meeting of artists at UC Berkeley, Sagehen Creek Field Station on September 6, 2018. 
CW from bottom: Charles Lindsay (in hat), Michael and Heather Llewellyn, John Maddock, Rick and Leslie Chapman, Todd Gilens, Jeff Brown, Eliza Tudor, Russell Dudley, Mia Hanak, Allison Wolf, Teal Brown, Catherine Chalmers. Not visible: Faerthen Felix, Bill Fox, Jonathon Keats, Terry LeMoncheck.
Founding meeting of artists at UC Berkeley, Sagehen Creek Field Station on September 6, 2018.
CW from bottom: Charles Lindsay (in hat), Michael and Heather Llewellyn, John Maddock, Rick and Leslie Chapman, Todd Gilens, Jeff Brown, Eliza Tudor, Russell Dudley, Mia Hanak, Allison Wolf, Teal Brown, Catherine Chalmers. Not visible: Faerthen Felix, Bill Fox, Jonathon Keats, Terry LeMoncheck.

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