Todd Gilens

San Francisco environmental artist Todd Gilens visited the forest for a week in early November 2011 where he worked on an essay concerning his environmental public art work displaying images of endangered species and their habitats on buses in San Francisco.  Todd had taken part in a field symposium at Andrews Forest where he met several faculty members from University of Oregon, so during his residency he headed to Eugene to give a talk to a landscape architecture class as a break from essay writing in the quiet of the forest.  He says, “It’s been great for me, shuttling back and forth between the Rainbow room and the library, which I’ve found most conducive to concentrate. The forest often calls, though and it’s been a struggle to satisfy the competing appetites for both walks and writing.”