Tower of London Remembers

Art installation "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" at the Tower of London

Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Today there has been a lot of press coverage of the art installation at the Tower of London.

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 and will be planted by November 11. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.

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Artist Paul Cummins Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red said was inspired by the battlefield accounts of an unknown soldier who died in Flanders.  The  unknown soldier from Chesterfield, who died in Belgium during the conflict and described how he lay in a 'blood-soaked' Flanders field surrounded by his dead friends.


Making the poppies - The Tower of London Remembers


You can buy a ceramic poppy online - the proceeds will go to helping six chosen charities.