This summer, the Tower Of London will be surrounded by a sea of crimson. This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British or Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 888, 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower. My mum purchased a poppy for a relative lost in this battle. Absolutely beautiful.
Grayson Perry! I used to make things like this. I called them visual poems. I call a lot of my work visual poems, coming from a lit background, wondering when I will start looking at what I do as art maybe!
Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red, created to mark the centenary of the start of the Great War. It will eventually include 888,246 ceramic poppies to represent all British or colonial military fatalities of the conflict.
Tower of London on Armistice Day | 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' installation of 888,246 red ceramic poppies to commemorate the centenary of World War 1. The final poppy was planted on Armistice Day. The Weeping Window, England | by Elaine Williams #london www.littlemissscrabbled.co.uk