Last weekend I visited the Tower of London to see the powerful art installation currently on display. Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red marks 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 from 5th August until Remembrance Day on 11th November. Each poppy represents a British fatality during the First World War.
Here are some of my photos of the installation at this early stage. I’m looking forward to returning in November to see the full scale.
Each poppy planted will be available for purchase for £25, with 10% of the sales from each poppy going to charity.