Along the Thames is a collection of work in progress and the result of my investigations on the Thames currents.
London was created alongside the river for its many great benefits, but we built these impressive walls and barriers to control and dominate it. For this series I studied the human interventions along the river focusing on the limitations we have put throughout it.
Thames Walls are made of the Thames materials: algae and mud; biodegradable materials which will eventually die to continue the circle of life.
Sandbags made of jute have also a long history as a Thames barrier to protect the land from flooding. This fibre is also considered to be very sustainable, which acknowledged to take it as canvas choice.
The nature of Thames Walls imply that these works develop as the time passes.
THAMES WALLS - II.
Algae and mud on jute.
220 x 140 cm.