Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Tom Piper and Paul Cummins, Tower of London, London
“Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red”, 2014
Poppies by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, setting by stage designer Tom Piper
Tower of London, Tower Hamlets
London, September 2014

“Don't miss the major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marking one hundred years since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower's famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.”
(Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, Historic Royal Palaces)

3 comments:

Lowell said...

This installation is certainly impressive and very dramatic! My first reaction was that it had to do with WW1. I would love to have seen those ceramic poppies multiply.

cieldequimper said...

Oh you got to see them, I'm jealous!

Gunn said...

Fantastic!