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Pasaquan, Buena Vista

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Pasaquan is a 7acre compound near Buena Vista, Georgia. It was created by an eccentric folk artist named Eddie Owens Martin (1908–1986), who called himself St. EOM. An internationally renowned art site, it consists of six major structures including a redesigned 1885 farmhouse, painted concrete sculptures, and 4acre of painted masonry concrete walls. In September 2008, Pasaquan was accepted for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Martin inherited the land from his mother and, using proceeds earned from fortune telling, transformed the house and its surrounding land. In an article on the outsider artist, Tom Patterson describes Pasaquan as “one of the most remarkable folk art environments in America—a sort of mock pre-Columbian psychedelic wonderland of brightly painted totems, curved and angled walls and walkways, and wildly ornamented structures that called “temples” and “pagodas.” The site is maintained by the Pasaquan Preservation Society. The Kohler Foundation undertook restoring the location, and it was re-opened to the public in 2016.
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  • This place was so different from what I expected. They had the housekeeper there and he gave me more information about the artist and the area. It was a fun place to take photos, very colorful, a lot ...  more »
  • All my group, from St. Simons, were so excited to see this restored art installation of St. EOM’s vision. Bright colors, mandalas, sculpture, of the most creative visual art experience...  more »
  • Awesome place, middle of nowhere. This place needs more attention by artist. The guys story is very weird but interesting.
  • An out of body, otherworldly, and immersive art experience. You can feel St. EOM's presence as you enter and tour his creations. A true outsider and visionary.

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