Today (August 5, 2014) is marked as one hundred years since the first day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Some of the artists from around the world created these heart-wrenching memorial installations in memory of those British soldiers who lost their lives.
#1. ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at The Tower of London.
Ceramic artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper will unveil an evolving art installation this week. A week ago, Volunteers began placing the red ceramic poppies around the dry moat at the Tower of London. There will be a total of 888,246 poppies to represent each of WWI victims who lost their lives.
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#2. The ice art installation in Birmingham’s Chamberlain Square.
Brazilian sculptor Nele Azevedo arranged 5,000 little ice figurines on the step of Chamberlain Square in Birmingham, U.K., to remember the victims lost during WWI, including the civilians. The melting, ghostly figures, placed by volunteers, created a truly haunting image, and they were crowned by a red figure that seemed to drip a trail of blood down the steps.
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