These cast iron 'dolphin' lamps line parts of the River Thames Embankment in London and just like the benches opposite Parliament, they are full of symbolism beyond that which man originally intended as Nature has done its work. The ravages of acid rain and pollution have stripped the flesh from the fish (the dolphin is actually a sturgeon). In our oceans the flesh of fish that might sustain humanity is now poisoned. The fish opens its mouth to cry for help but is silenced by a gossamer spider's web. A lion gazes out from its hiding place, a solitary survivor amongst its big cat relations who are now Endangered species. Not any more is the British Empire the King of the Jungle.
Framed in recycled wood. Collection only