Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

This beautiful and poignant installation at the Tower of London really evoked the public, it’s wonderful to see art that not only looks fantastic but ‘spoke’ to so many people.

The major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marked 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 progressively filled the Tower’s famous moat between 17 July and 11 November 2014. Each poppy represented a British military fatality during the war.