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A Step In Time

Pieces of shoe leather found on the Thames foreshore that date back to Tudor times. They have been preserved by the unique qualities of anaerobic mud.


The Thames is tidal; as the water comes in and out the foreshore reveals ‘treasure’.  Since the earliest of times in London, the river has been a repository for lost objects and the city’s waste. It is a site caught between the rhythms of nature and human pollutants.

 ‘everyday things are turned talismanic by time and immersion’  Spectator

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