Lawrence Weschler

Lawrence Weschler is the author of more than 20 books. This article was adapted from his latest, This Land: An Epic Postcard Mural on the Future of a Country in Ecological Peril, a full-color collaboration with that mural’s creator, David Opdyke. The early-20th-century postcards that illustrate this piece, updated by way of Opdyke’s darkly prophetic painterly interventions, are among the 500-plus such postcards that make up the artist’s 16-foot-long mural, which is now on display at the Mana Contemporary art center in Jersey City, New Jersey, through January 15th, 2021.