It is good to go beyond your region, explore, and be inspired by other artists’ work. Can you believe this exists right here in the South?
The self-taught artist and Georgia native St. EOM established the visionary art site Pasaquan in the mid-1950s
After living in New York for about a decade, Eddie Owens Martin had a series of visions while suffering from a high fever. In his visions, three "people of the future" from a place called Pasaquan selected him to depict, through art, a peaceful future for human beings. After receiving these visions, Martin began to call himself “St. EOM”
Covering seven acres in Marion County, the Pasaquan artscape includes six buildings, the oldest of which is a late-nineteenth-century farmhouse. Both the interior and exterior walls of the structures are painted in vibrant colors and bold patterns, often incorporating human figures and nature imagery. The buildings are connected by painted concrete walls, which often feature raised sculptural elements
More than 2,000 pieces of St. EOM's artwork, including paintings, sculptures, and drawings, are also housed at Pasaquan.
What other hidden gems of the South are out there?