Tower of London poppies ("Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red")
"Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red", created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper.
888,246 ceramic poppies have progressively filled the Tower's famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war. The poppies have encircled the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation intends to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary creating a powerful visual commemoration.