Lotusland, nestled in the arcadian hills of Santa Barbara, is an early iteration of contemporary pop spirituality: a yoga retreat for a celebrity of the Gilded Age. It was created over a period of four decades by Madame Ganna Walska: a former opera singer and a child of upper crust Polish society. Lotusland is a breathtaking collection of rare and mature species of plants from all over the world.
OVER LOTUSLAND was commissioned for PIN-UP Magazine’s Garden Issue.
We screened it at the Museum of Art and Design for the SEEDING Conference in March 2016.
PHOTOGRAPHY: ERIC FOOTE
DANCERS: JACQUELINE KIYOMI GORDON & GRAHAM KOLBEINS
EDITED BY: KERRY MACLAUGHLIN
SOUND: JACQUELINE GORDON & JONNY MANDABACH