A history of installation
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Seen by millions of people, perhaps the most profound and moving art installation in the UK was the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London during 2014. This shows the powerful effect that an art installation can have. The ceramic artist Paul Cummins and his team based in Derby worked nearly 24 hours a day in shifts to create the 888,246 ceramic poppies. Each poppy represented a member of the British or Colonial forces who lost their life during The First World War. The installation commemorated the one hundred years from the start of the war.