Wednesday, 10 December 2014


The other day I took advantage of an unplanned walk in the park and discovered this wood carving.  It seemed a perfect photo for Helena's Zoom in Zoom out.

I've not seen it before and was interested to learn it is part of a  totem tree.

I understood what inspired most of the carvings as these relate to exhibits in a museum that stands in the grounds.  We have spent much time over the years watching bees flying in and out of a small hole in the window frame leading into a glass sided hive. You can see the honeycomb and watch the bees do their waggle dance as they communicate to each other where to find pollen. But Perry's Pot? 

I didn't have a clue.

And so I did a Google search.  It seems Grayson Perry, 2003 Turner Prize Winner and a artist well known for his ceramic vases, was born in Chelmsford and one of his pieces is part of the museum display.  I must check it out next time I visit and see what else I have missed!


  1. very cool..thanks for posting about this!

  2. what a great find and lovely piece to have in the park

  3. This is the best kind of ZIZO - one which looks completely different in the wider picture. I love it.

  4. Beautiful totem pole, and fascinating history to it. I like how you followed your curiosity :).

  5. I do like the detail on those bees, interesting to know the history too!


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