Ants Invade Lotusland
Lotusland has been invaded by a colony of ants—they’re big, they’re bronze and they’re exquisite. The ants—we have nine—are the creation of American artist Susan P. Cochran whose love of nature and affinity for working in bronze led to these large-scale cast bronze sculptures. She has sculpted the statuary bronze ants with amazing scale and attention to detail.
Before coming to Lotusland, they were on display at the Bellagio Conservatory in Las Vegas and they will be at our visitor center and in the adjacent Australian garden until May 15, 2011. The Queen Ant is 24 feet long x 7 feet high and 19 feet, 17 inches wide!
The ants are living at the visitor center and in the Australian garden and are part of all guided tours. All of the ants are for sale and 20% of the proceeds from sales go to Lotusland.