Devon

Termite sculpture moves to new home in Devon

Termite pavilion sculpture
Image caption The pavilion is based on a 3D scan of a termite mound in Namibia

A giant wooden sculpture of a termite pavilion has been installed in its new home in Devon.

The structure had been on show at London Zoo but will now be permanently displayed at Escot Park, near Ottery St Mary.

The pavilion is based on a three dimensional scan of an actual termite mound in Namibia, southern Africa.

It took three articulated lorries to deliver the 50 pieces of wood that make up the 6m squared mound.

John-Michael Kennaway, Escot Park's owner, said: "We feel really privileged to have been chosen as the Pavilion's new home.

"East Devon's beautiful countryside will be a worthy setting for such an important piece of art."

The termite pavilion was originally commissioned for the 2009 Pestival, a festival celebrating the 'art' of being an insect, at the Southbank Centre in London.

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