Friday, 4 September 2015

Totally Thames

Unless you're a mudlark (someone who scavenges in river mud for items of value) or a skipper you're unlikely to realise the depth of tide in the River Thames. Trot along to bankside near Vauxhall bridge and you'll find four excellent life-size sculptures of shire horses with riders exposed at low tide. Jason deCaires Taylor's The Rising Tide (2015) is his modern take on the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The horses' heads are the heads of oil well pumps, a comment on the impact of fossil fuels. The work was commissioned by Totally Thames, a September festival that prompts us to take a trip on the Thames (CLICK).


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