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