Spencer's Sweet Thames
stone, antique paper, archival ink, words
12 x 6 x 2.5 cm approx.
Part of the London Rocks art project which explores literary and poetic narratives connected with the river Thames, this dark, almost brick-shaped rock, was collected from the river foreshore at low tide. The antique paper fragments on its surface are marked with verses of Edmund Spencer's Prothalamion poem.
T S Eliot's Thames
This stone, collected from the Thames foreshore at low tide, is fused with an enlarged fragment of an old London map depicting the Isle of Dogs - an area of East London bounded on three sides by one of the London river's largest meanders. Following the Thames meander are verses from T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land (1922) describing the Thames.