Ceramic Poppies Represent Blood Shed in WWI

To mark the 100th year since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the first world war, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper will be heading a grand-scale installation of ceramic poppies in the dry moat that surrounds the Tower of London.

The beautiful and powerful piece, entitled “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,” will expand daily as the exhibit runs from August 5 - November 11, 2014. More ceramic poppies will gradually be added until 888,246—each representing a British or Colonial military fatality—are placed by volunteers. 

Learn more at the Historic Royal Palaces Tower of London website. Via Colossal. 


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