Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

poppies-8The Tower of London has been adorned with 888,246 Ceramic Poppies to commemorate the outbreak of the first world war. Each of the individual flowers represents a British or Colonial Military fatality. This breath-taking project, called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ has been realised by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper.

The project has only been possible because of the support of volunteers from within the community working over the summer to construct the awe-inspiring spectacle. The final flower will symbolically be set in its resting place on November 11th, Remembrance Day for the Commonwealth

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Projects/Events, World War I centenary and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s