The Rising Tide: sculpture on the Thames river bank

Take a look at these excellent photos by Tanya Nash on “The Rising Tide” by Jason Decaires Taylor. London, 3rd – 30th September 2015
It was a temporary festival on the Thames. Do visit her blog to like them – and her site is definitely worth a look at too.

"Notice what you notice..."

The Rising Tide by Jason Decaires Taylor. London, 3rd – 30th September 2015

Sculptures underwater or partly underwater is the idea that intrigued me when I read about this new art installation on the banks of the Thames.  The statues were ghost-like people on horseback who had already been likened to The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  And the heads of their steeds were replaced by the nodding donkey head of an oil well. The statues would only be properly visible at low tide.  At high tide they would be virtually submerged. I had to go and see them before they disappeared.

The experience of working out where they actually were and when I could see them in various states of exposure, took me back to 2012 and the thrill of the chase with the BT ArtBox hunt.  Getting the images took time and planning each time I returned…

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