~”The Rising Tide” Sculpture By Internationally Acclaimed Artist Jason deCaires Taylor~

The artwork is also a celebration of how the river has acted as an artery for industry and trade and a point of disembarkation for the pleasure gardens that have lined its banks

This week has seen a new sculpture project be unveiled in London, England. “The Rising Tide” as it is called, was created by  internationally acclaimed underwater eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. Side Note: If you think unicorns look weird, these equines beat’em by a mile with the oil pumps as heads, don’t ya think?!

These horses take on a different approach to a  few of the biggest world crisis’s. With  oil drilling, fossil fuel and climate change, Taylor is just adding these horses to his amazing list of underwater tributes to help raise awareness about these crisis’s.

These four horses and their riders are installed  on the foreshore at Nine Elms on the South Bank, London to be concealed and revealed by the tide each day. The installation is fully visible from the riverside walkway for up to two hours either side of low tide.

Taylor is passionately committed to reversing the depredation of coral reef environments and has created two internationally acclaimed underwater installations off the coast of Grenada in the West Indies and near Cancun in Mexico that are widely acclaimed for their positive benefits to the adjacent coral reefs.

He stressed he did not want to dictate what impression people take away, but hoped his work would raise some critical questions.

Currently our oceans are facing critical threats due to carbon dioxide and so I wanted to ask questions about fossil fuels and how this dependence can change.

The sculptures were made by artist Jason deCaires Taylor (pictured) and installed on the foreshore at Nine Elms on the South Bank
Jason deCaires Taylor with “The Rising Tide”


The sculptures are seen here prior to being placed in the Thames as part of a piece of artwork which will remain for the month of September
The artwork can be seen being lowered into the river


Time it right: The sculptures by Jason deCaires will only be visible at certain times of the day when the River Thames is at low tide

Eye-catching sight: 'The Rising Tide' is pictured being installed on the bank of the River Thames, at Nine Elms on the South Bank

Crossing the river? They are part of the Totally Thames arts festival and can be seen on the foreshore at Nine Elms on the South Bank

Theme: One of the two small children on the horses is pictured here. They depict future generations who will live with the consequences of overconsumption of fossil fuels


Sending a message: One of the riders on horseback is pictured in front of the London Eye. The corpulent businessmen astride two of the horses are designed represent their position of power over the use of fossil fuels

© Jason deCaires Taylor


One of the horse riders stands proudly in front of Big Ben

The four sculptures (including the one pictured) were commissioned to highlight the role the river has played in shaping London's history

Proud: The Rising Tide sculpture, free to view from the riverside walkway on London's South Bank for up to two hours either side of low tide, is pictured her being installed against the backdrop of Tower Bridge

Mane attraction: Horse sculptures by internationally-renowned underwater artist Jason deCaires have been unveiled in the River Thames

Standing tall: This picture of two of the horse sculptures shows what tourists will see from the riverbank when the Thames tide is low

Note: The Rising Tide exhibit with be there  from September 1st to September 30th. 2015. It is unclear were the sculptures will go from there.

I love seeing art and artists that are helping other animals, people and world struggles in a positive way with art, don’t you? So, what will you do to change your world for the better?


Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands !


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