Poppy Exhibition at Bretton Park

Went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, today to see the exhibition of some of the poppies that were previously on display at the Tower of London. The exhibit is called Wave, and to me takes the form of a water fall or a wave breaking on the shore.

Projectile vomit would be another analogy (though that is a product of my fertile imagination), but that would imply negativity for something that is really quite excellent, indeed it seems like people are coming from miles around to see this spectacle and the carparks are at bursting point to the extent that adjoining fields have been opened up for car parking. I personally enjoyed seeing this and would recommend it to others. Well worth a visit.

The press release for the exhibition states:

“Wave is from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – poppies and original concept created by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces. The installation was originally at HM Tower of London from August to November 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.”

 

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