neil cummings

Man on a Plate

18 Jan 2009

Winter sun. Just past the lunar equinox. Slack tides. I walk along the Thames path into town to buy On Grammatology by Jacques Derrida. Lost the previous copy.

In front of the old Billingsgate fish market I clamber down on to the foreshore.

Combing through the pebblebricks, gravel, shells, bones, pieces of clay pipe, fossils, plastic detritus and ceramic bits-and-pieces.

I notice a distinctive drift of cobalt blue Willow Pattern shards.

Squat, sift and see a fragment with an image. I pick-it-up to inspect. In China there's a man on a river foreshore. I'm in a Borges story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Read about related anthropocene walks, the Waste walk, Mudlark, and #floodplain

 

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Thames foreshore
Old Billinsgate Market
London
United Kingdom

Submitted by neil on 2 March, 2009 - 22:42