Chris Alton – Trident

TridentWhen you hear the word ‘Trident’ you might think about the recent renovation of the UK’s nuclear submarine programme, but Chris Alton takes it much, much further back. Tracing all the way back to Homer and antiquity – think Poseidon and his power wielding trident capable of making and disrupting land and sea alike – Alton makes a journey through history to describe how the Trident has been, and in many ways remains, a symbol of power.

William Dyce, Neptune Resigning the Empire of the Sea to Britannia, 1847.
Chris Alton is a British artist who is best known for his involvement with the EDL (English Disco Lovers)