The Tree of Life, Lost Rivers of London and River Thames are part of an ongoing body of work through which I am exploring place and identity. I look at London through old found maps, as well as through my own life in London where I have been living for close to a decade now.
This series of work explores identity of the city and people living and travelling to this city. River Thames being the most enduring natural identity of London, has evolved and shaped according to the growth and demands of the city, while nourishing it at the same time.
The ebb and flow of Thames, in more than one way epitomises the city's openness to outsiders, what they bring with them and to their finding their place eventually. The city, as represented by Thames, is a beautiful example of coexistence, the evolution of its people and of the city itself into a beautiful tree of life, giving space for identities to shape and evolve.