Tower of London, 2014
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins
The evolving installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, will be unveiled on 5 August 2014; one hundred years since the first full day of Britains involvement in the First World War.
Entitled ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ the installation is being created in the Towers famous dry moat. It will continue to grow throughout the summer until the moat is filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies, each poppy representing a British or Colonial military fatality during the war.
The poppies will encircle the Tower, creating not only a spectacular display, but also an inspiring setting for learning activities, as well as providing a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation reflects the magnitude of such an important centenary, creating a powerful visual commemoration.
The last poppy will symbolically be planted on 11 November 2014.
The poppies were plentiful this spring, prompting seas of orange.
Antelope Valley, CA. April 2014.
a new zine called shitty horoscopes that i’ll be premiering this year at the Toronto Queer Zine Fair, among other things! hopefully i’ll make volumes available for online purchase soon. credit where credit is due: this was inspired by the huge number of made-up horoscopes floating around tumblr lately, and angry-poems.
I have never had a horoscope fit more
Project 2 from illustration!
I think it’s pretty self explanatory