GRAYSON'S GREAT DESIGNS (W/T) Grayson Perry dressed in tribute to Julie
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Wrabness village now plays host to Perry's ''Essex Taj Mahal,'' a tribute to the fictional Julie Cope, who died aged 61 after being run down by a pizza delivery moped.

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For the work, Grayson Perry invented the fictional Essex woman Julie Cope. Julie embodies the vivacious, hard-working Essex woman. The temple documents Julie's life, including her birth at Canvey Island, both her marriages, and her eventual death. It portrays Julie's social mobility from her humble council house roots, which mirror Perry's own Essex upbringing, and how her good-nature and intelligence meant in her life she was never stereotyped.

Grayson Perry A House for Essex handouts from Bolton and Quinn Image via The Telegraph

Perry completed the project with architects FAT and it was commissioned by Living Architecture. The charity, which was founded by the philosopher Alain de Botton, designs holiday home to let, and Perry's creation will now be one of them.

The exterior of the house is covered in terracotta tiles, featuring Julie and symbols of her life. Each room inside is dedicated to a different time in her life and is emblazoned with Perry's signature vibrant tapestries.

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On completion of the project, Perry took six real-life Essex Julies on a pilgrimage through the county, stopping at important places in the fictional woman's life. The Julies finished their journey at the temple, each one resonating with the work as it touched aspects of their own life's trials and tribulations.

However, not all residents of the conservative Wrabness are as delighted at the house, some have slammed it, labelling it an eyesore. Whatever opinions may be on the place it has on Wrabness' skyline, it is a stunning piece of work which charmingly captures Perry's eye for details of everyday life.