Poppies 17

We are nearing the end of another frantic year with the poppies sculptures, having completed 5 of the 6 installations planned for this year.There has been a great variety of locations and stories.
The Wave looked magnificent at the end of Shoeburyness pier and seeing the poppies against an ever shifting seascape, brought home the loneliness and sense of loss that the sculpture hopes to capture of men who lost their lives on the other side of the Channel. While the Installation against the formal Naval memorial at Plymouth is an interesting dialogue with the Monument which commemorates all these who lost their lives at sea and for whom their is no known grave.
Weeping window has been at Hull, Derby and the Senedd building in Cardiff, in each location engaging in a very different way with each public building . In Hull it was wonderful to see the poppies in the heart of the city and as part of the City of Culture Celebrations. Derby was on the oldest factory site in the Uk, which is now a centre dedicated to engineering creativity ,the sculpture created amazing shadows at night. While Cardiff presented us with the challenge of designing for an intervention on a glass building, the stream of poppies began from the internal wooden ceiling and spilled out through an open window onto the slate terrace below.
In october we will be at the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

Wave Shoeburyness 17

Wave Plymouth Hoe 17

Weeping Window Hull 17

Weeping Window Derby 17

Weeping Window Cardiff

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