Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red is a stunning installation by artist Paul Cummins featuring 888,246 red ceramic poppies flowing from the Tower of London. The powerful piece, which clearly looks like a sea of blood flooding from the windows of a castle, was installed to commemorate the centennial of the part that Britain played in World War I. Each “poppy” represents a member of the British or Colonial military who lost his life in the war.
The installation is not fully complete as of yet. Volunteers have been placing poppies for several weeks now and the project is scheduled to be completed with a ceremonious final flower “planted” on November 11th.
You can read more about project on the Historic Royal Palaces website and see more of Cummins’ work on his website.