Art Commissions in and around  Nine Elms

Title – River God (Father Thames), Relief, William Henry Walk, Nine Elms Wall.

A polychrome relief set in a triangular frame of bricks, mounted on a low brick wall. The scene is under water: a bearded river god lifts a dolphin over his head. He is surrounded by various fish, a lobster, giant eels, an octopus and a ‘water-baby’.

Inscription – On metal plaque screwed to the wall beneath the relief: FATHER THAMES / BY SCULPTOR STEPHEN DUNCAN MA ARBS / COMMISSIONED BY /REGALIAN PROPERTIES PLC 1988  

Sarah Lucas, currently representing Britain at the Venice Biennale, has taken inspiration from Embassy Gardens’ proximity to New Covent Garden Market to create a sculpture that takes the form of a giant marrow cast in bronze. Her work, Florian, conveys the humour and spontaneity of London, the city in which she was born. An artist who continues to challenge boundaries and convey a sense of fun, Lucas’s work will prove an eye-catching talking point.

Simon Fujiwara is a rising British-Japanese artist who made his mark in 2012 exhibiting at Tate St. Ives. A reflective piece, Fujiwara’s sculpture is titled Modern Marriage and comprises a large foot with a ring embedded in the sole. The piece is in keeping with the emotive and often autobiographical nature of his work.