Iconic Poppy Sculpture: Wave Opens At Fort Nelson

This Stunning Sculpture Has Transformed the UK Countryside

A wave of brilliant red flowers made to honor WWI victims makes its final stop.

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Since 2015, Paul Cummins and Tom Piper's traveling poppy sculptures "Wave" and "Weeping Window" have traveled around the UK, honoring those lost in WWI. Comprised of several thousand ceramic poppies, the two separate structures were initially conceived as a part of the "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" installation at the Tower of London in 2014. Now, as the "Wave" prepares to make its final stop, take a look back at the landscapes that have been transformed by these two works of art.

ROYAL ARMOURIES: FORT NELSON, PORTCHESTER, ENGLAND - "WAVE" Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for 14-18 NOW ROYAL ARMOURIES: FORT NELSON, PORTCHESTER, ENGLAND - "WAVE" April 13 - June 24, 2018 (Pictured from left: Paul Cummins, Director of 14-18 NOW Jenny Waldman, and Tom Piper stand in front of the "Wave" at Fort Nelson in Portchester.) HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, HEREFORD, ENGLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" Matt Cardy/Matt Cardy/Getty Images for 14-1 HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, HEREFORD, ENGLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" March 14 - April 29, 2018 PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND - "WAVE" Matt Keeble PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND - "WAVE" August 23 - November 19, 2017 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES, CARDIFF, WALES - "WEEPING WINDOW" Matthew Horwood/Getty Images NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES, CARDIFF, WALES - "WEEPING WINDOW" August 8 - September 24, 2017 THE SILK MILL, DERBY, ENGLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" Richard Stonehouse THE SILK MILL, DERBY, ENGLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" June 9 - July 23, 2017 BARGE PIER, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - "WAVE" Ian Gavan BARGE PIER, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - "WAVE" April 12 - June 25, 2017 CAERNARFON CASTLE, CAERNARFON, WALES - "WEEPING WINDOW" Richard Stonehouse CAERNARFON CASTLE, CAERNARFON, WALES - "WEEPING WINDOW" October 12 - November 20, 2016 ST. MAGNUS CATHEDRAL, KIRKWALL, SCOTLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" Michael Bowles ST. MAGNUS CATHEDRAL, KIRKWALL, SCOTLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" April 22 - June 12, 2016 ST. GEORGE’S HALL, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images ST. GEORGE’S HALL, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" November 7, 2015 – January 17, 2016 WOODHORN MUSEUM, ASHINGTON, ENGLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" Nigel Roddis/Getty Images WOODHORN MUSEUM, ASHINGTON, ENGLAND - "WEEPING WINDOW" September 12 - November 1, 2015 YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK, WAKEFIELD, ENGLAND - "WAVE" Nigel Roddis YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK, WAKEFIELD, ENGLAND - "WAVE" September 5, 2015 – January 10, 2016
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