The Spa at MacArthur, the Pool, and the Fitness Center are currently undergoing a rejuvenation and the Pool and Fitness Center will remain closed until September 29th. The Spa will continue to provide an array of facial and massage treatments. All three of our culinary experiences, Layla, a Mediterranean-meets-Sonoma inspired restaurant — the cocktail-forward Bar at MacArthur and The Porch coffee shop will continue to provide seasonal dining with farm-fresh ingredients. Learn more about the final phase of our transformation here.

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Roses, Peonies, Carnations, Narcissus
Archival Pigment Prints, Limited Edition
Private Dining Room
9.37 x 39.37"


Anna Thomas is an Australian artist and a botanical alchemist who transforms the very nature of familiar natural objects so she can capture fleeting, ethereal images of them in this transformed and ethereal state. “I use liquid nitrogen to transmute botanicals from soft biological things into something momentarily fragile beyond even the most delicate porcelain. I then gleefully smash or fracture these specimens and photograph the results – quickly before they disintegrate into oxidised mush.”

In her series, Fractured Flora, she studies the beauty and fragility of delicate garden flowers. Transformed through this process, these pretty and benign flowers become sharp and glass-like with an explosive kinetic energy that transcends the two-dimensional surface of the picture frame. Contrasted with the black background, these flora vibrate and pop, long after they have disintegrated into mush.

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