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This new London sculpture can be viewed only twice a day

Culture Story: This new London sculpture can be viewed only twice a day

Jason Taylor is an artist who has become famous for his underwater sculptures. This time he created a very odd sculpture right in the Thames and entitled it "The Rising Tide".


The peculiarity of the sculpture is that people can enjoy it only two times a day when there is a low tide. When the tide is high the sculptures are hidden in the water.

The installation consists of four figures of horsemen – two children and two stout men in suits.

The men in suits serve to symbolize authorities and businessmen who treat our nature recklessly, and children – our future generation that will have to face serious ecological problems sooner or later. The four horses have oilwell pumps instead of their heads which is also rather symbolic.

The author says he hopes his message will be understood by people and that it will make them realize the danger of a climate change caused by men's activities.

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21 Comments
Samuel Bradley II
Samuel Bradley II
You wasted my time with this?
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Sep 21, 2015 9:08PM
Rodney Beattie
Rodney Beattie
nice sculptures
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Sep 21, 2015 9:15PM
Sonia Sanders
Sonia Sanders
Besides the symbolism represented by the art...I would like to bring your attention to the waters edge in the photograph...I see a trashy shore line...I think it's obvious that they should work on current problems and lead by example...the future would then take care of itself!!!
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Sep 21, 2015 9:23PM
John Glatthar
John Glatthar
Climate change? You mean the Earth's natural cycles that have occured for millions of years?
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Sep 21, 2015 9:29PM
Danny More
Danny More
Nice set up.... And yes we need to really clean Mother Earth up.....Just a fact..
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Sep 21, 2015 10:23PM
David Stachelski
David Stachelski
Dear John, You are a fu@&ing idiot. Have a nice day.
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Sep 21, 2015 11:35PM
Sonny Hollub
Sonny Hollub
Poignant sculpture/scene...
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Sep 22, 2015 1:50AM
Nancy Loughlin
Nancy Loughlin
Very nicely executed!
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Sep 22, 2015 2:24AM
Ron Winder
Ron Winder
John Glatthet is one of the few realists left
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Sep 22, 2015 9:58AM
Le Ann Hobbs
Le Ann Hobbs
I LIKE THESE SCULPTURES. IT'S SO TRUE WHAT WE ARE SEEING. MAN HAS DONE SOME AND ARE STILL DOING DAMAGE TO OUR PLANET.
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Sep 22, 2015 1:36PM
gaillouisa
GREAT IDEA WONDERFUL SCULPTURES BUT I BELIEVE THOSE WHO CARE WILL GET SOMETHING OUT OF IT BUT THE SPOILERS NEVER WILL....
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Sep 22, 2015 2:36PM
Vasily Tchaikovsky
Vasily Tchaikovsky
come to New York JASON !
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Sep 22, 2015 6:46PM
Buck Burchard
John. I see you have been blessed by another kool-aid drinker. And such a cogent and insightful counter to your post.
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Sep 22, 2015 8:33PM
Sandis Grathouse
Sandis Grathouse
Wonder from down under
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Sep 30, 2015 1:06PM
Ralph Lomax
Ralph Lomax
Yes, that trash in the river at London dates from before the Romans to the last high tide!
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Oct 1, 2015 9:42PM

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