Last week I was walking along South Bank London towards Vauxhall Bridge when I came across a wonderful sculptural installation – set on the banks of the River Thames.
Entitled ‘The Rising Tide’, by eco-sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor, the installation features four proud working horses and their riders, which is concealed and revealed by each day’s tide.
This was how it appeared when I came across it at 6.30 p.m. on Friday 25th September.
This is how it appears when nearly submerged. \When submerged the installation is a strong reminder of the fragility of human beings against the power of Mother Nature.
The horses have petroleum pumps in place of their heads and the installation consists of four figures – two business men and two small children. The businessmen represent a position of power, whilst the two children depict future generations who will live with the consequences of greed and over consumption.
I was making my way to one of the tall buildings at the north end of Vauxhall Bridge.
I would love to see it as a permanent installation however, I believe it was only there for the month of September.