Totem poles & the Eden Project

A few weeks ago, my Mum and I went back to the Eden Project near Fowey in Cornwall. We’d visited there ten years ago while it was being built, and want to take a look at how it had changed.

One of my favourite moments was walking through the rainforest domes and seeing these…


A short explantation next to them told us that they were created by West African sculptor El Anatsui. He used the charred wood from Falmouth docks, that has been destroyed by a fire, to build these fantastic faces. I liked the fact that the trees came from his home nation in the first place. It was a fitting end to the story that they’d ended up at Eden.

Explanation of the totem

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