Friday, 19 October 2012
Lovelygrey's Friday Challenge
Take for example, this tree on the wall of the former police station in the square at Tavistock. I must have passed by dozens of times before I registered this intricate and interesting piece of ceramic work, made by Rosie Fierek. As the little 'notice board' on the right of the installation says, the trunk shows the history of the town and the fruit depict scenes from life there today as described by schoolchildren. And there we go again. I'd clocked that what, at first sight, looked liked textured bark was in fact pictorial but missed the significance of the fruit.
Auntie Mabel, who'll be familiar to British parents with school aged chidren: 'Look up, look down, look all around'.
Is it true that there are particularly rich pickings in my part of Devon, a renowned beauty spot steeped in history? Or are there wonders to be discovered everywhere wherever you may be. Perky optimist that I am, I suspect the latter!