Joseph Slusky was born 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1966 and Master of Arts degree in 1969 from the University of California, Berkeley. Following a number of teaching assignments at San Jose City College, San Francisco State University, Merritt College and Ohlone College in Fremont, he was a lecturer in Visual Studies in the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley from 1980-2010. But first and foremost, he has been making sculpture and drawing since 1964.

Chip Sullivan is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Drawing the Landscape, a popular treatise on drawing and the creative process, and of Garden and Climate, a beautifully illustrated book on energy-conserving landscape design. His work deals with the delicate balance between humans and nature, and his drawings, constructions, and installations have been exhibited widely. Chip was the 1985 Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome. More information on Chip’s work can be found at