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’.
Who trained at Wimbledon College of Art where he gained a first class honours degree in Sculpture and Printmaking. Duncan went on to complete a postgraduate degree (MA) in Sculpture and Printmaking and was awarded a Silver Medal from the Royal Academy of Art. His sculptures have received the Milan MIART Critics Prize and also have been presented at the Angels, Heaven and Earth conference at Tate Modern. Duncan has had many public commissions including from the National Trust, universities and local authorities with installations and performance collaborations for sculpture parks, London Underground and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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