Eight Hundred Thousand Red Ceramic Poppies Spill from Tower of London

August 7, 2014 | in Art

As you may know, the year of 2014 is a symbolic one regarding the First World War. This year there are exactly one hundred years from the beginning of one of the biggest wars in the history of our planet. United Kingdom took an active part in it, involving also their colonies.

Ceramic artist Paul Cummins and set designer Tom Piper decided to create on this occasion an ambitious project. In the dry ditch around the Tower of London, they want to install 888,246 ceramic red poppies. It is estimated that this is the number of citizens of the kingdom that were killed in the war, including colonies. Volunteers started placing the flowers there a few weeks ago, and this process will continue until November 11th, when will be symbolically installed the last poppy.

Eight Hundred Thousand Red Ceramic Poppies Spill from Tower of London

Eight Hundred Thousand Red Ceramic Poppies Spill from Tower of London

Eight Hundred Thousand Red Ceramic Poppies Spill from Tower of London

Eight Hundred Thousand Red Ceramic Poppies Spill from Tower of London

Eight Hundred Thousand Red Ceramic Poppies Spill from Tower of London

Eight Hundred Thousand Red Ceramic Poppies Spill from Tower of London

Eight Hundred Thousand Red Ceramic Poppies Spill from Tower of London

Eight Hundred Thousand Red Ceramic Poppies Spill from Tower of London

Eight Hundred Thousand Red Ceramic Poppies Spill from Tower of London

Eight Hundred Thousand Red Ceramic Poppies Spill from Tower of London

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