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st. eom’s pasaquan

a few months ago we ventured down to buena vista, georgia to visit st. eom’s pasaquan.
eddie martin, later known as st. eom, spent 30 years transforming this 4 acre piece of rural land into a spiritual fantasy, called pasaquan. the remarkable piece of art consists of several buildings and concrete structures, each sculpted and colorfully painted in st. eom’s patterns.

in 1986, st eom passed, but today his creative and spiritual vision breathes throughout pasaquan.

enjoy the details and click here to visit the pasaquan site.

one of the many totems greets you upon the entrance to the main house.

the use of pressed tin is a constant theme throughout the compound. each piece was cut and arranged by hand to make the often intricate designs for the ceilings, floors, and trim.

CLICK HERE for the rest of the post and many more beautiful images after the jump!

the meditation room, designed with precise symmetry

the exterior of the meditation building.

every entrance was grand.

st. eom used this front room to tell fortunes to the locals. The furniture, sculptures, and paintings were also designed by him.

a detail of a large scale painting made from felt and tin.

no details were skipped.

prolific to say the least

  1. Beks says:

    Something about this space reminds me of the Cholamandalam Artists Village in (South) India – here’s the link to their site –

  2. Kitty says:

    FANTASTIC. I truly LOVE self -made worlds!
    The Tarot Garden and of course -Watts Towers are amongst so many gems that are out there to be experienced. There is so much amazing energy in such places! I would love to check out St. Eom’s Pasaquan…

  3. michael pierce says:

    Wonderful Article and the photos thanks for sharing your talent………


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