On this day in Yorkshire; 5th September 2015- The poppy wave installation is put on display at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
In 2014 the poppy wave installation was created by artist, Paul Cummins and theatre designer, Tom Piper. It was first displayed at the Tower of London to mark one hundred years since the start of the First World War. The full version, called “Blood swept lands and Seas of Red,” contains 888,246 poppies, each representing one soldier who died during the conflict. The following year it was announced that sections of the work would be put on display at locations across the country. One of those was the “arch” or “wave” section, which would to be put on display at Yorkshire sculpture park near Wakefield from 5th September 2015 to January 2016.
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