Paul Cummins' Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red is Breathtaking

By: Meghan Young - Aug 2, 2014
References: paulcumminsceramics & neatorama
Although this spewing poppies installation looks as though the building it surrounds is literally chucking the symbolic red flowers out of its windows, there is nothing distasteful about it. Quite the opposite, actually. Titled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,' the spewing poppies installation is breathtaking and a beautiful tribute to mark the 100th year since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the first world war.

Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Pipe, the spewing poppies installation is set to run from August 5 - November 11, 2014. By the end of that time, 888,246 porcelain poppies will have been added in total with the help of volunteers, each representing a British or Colonial military fatality. It is located at the Tower of London.