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888,246 Ceramic Poppies infill the tower of London for Remembrance Day

888,246 Ceramic Poppies infill the tower of London for Remembrance Day

Last Year 888,246 ceramic poppies infill the tower of London for remembrance day

Remembrance Day, taking place each year on November 11th, marks the end of the first world war and honors the commonwealth armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

As symbol of this sacrifice and service, artist Paul Cummings and stage designer Tom Piper have infilled the famous dry moat at the tower of London with 888,246 ceramic poppies, spilling out from a window onto the vast grassy expanse that divides the historic site from the city center.

Since August, ‘blood swept lands and seas of red‘ has continued to progressively spread throughout the space, with individually red-hued flowers installed in the landscape by a team of over 8,000 volunteers, each one representing a British military fatality during the war.

On remembrance day tomorrow, the last poppy will be planted, reflecting the magnitude of the event with the installation’s powerful and visceral visual commemorative quality.

https://www.designboom.com/art/ceramic-poppies-tower-of-london-remembrance

Cover Image © richard lea-hair and historic royal palaces

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