Four Horsemen

It’s part of the Totally Thames festival, which takes place throughout September at various London venues.

Four Horsemen
Four Horsemen

The piece was created by artist Jason de Caires Taylor, who created an underwater sculpture park in Cancun, Mexico, in 2009. It’s called The Rising Tide, and you’ll find it on the foreshore near Vauxhall Bridge.

Boy
Boy

The sculptures show the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, but horses’ heads have been replaced with oil pumps, a striking reference to pollution and destruction from fossil fuels. Each rider sits with eyes closed, as though refusing to see the consequences of our actions.

Girl Rider
Girl Rider

They can only be seen at low tide. They were certainly attracting plenty of attention this afternoon.

Head in the Air
Head in the Air
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  1. These sculptures are brilliant with great photos and detailed shots in your other post. I read about them last week but unfortunately can’t to get down to London this month so will not be be able to see them. So thanks for your post about them!

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  2. Wow, what a great installation, do you know when it got there or how long it will be staying? Guess you need to check your tide times to know when to see it! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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      1. Thanks Isobel! I’d like to do that ‘walk in their shoes’ type experience they are doing as Totally Thames, sounds interesting. cheers! 🙂

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