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Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window

Weeping Window of Poppies

© Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces

By Paul Cummins, artist, and Tom Piper, designer

Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below; Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks. These two sculptures, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, marking the centenary of the outbreak of war, are now brought to audiences at venues across the country as part of the 14-18 NOW programme.


14-18 NOW is presenting the iconic poppy sculptures Wave and Weeping Window at selected locations around the UK until 2018.


The breathtaking sculptures were initially conceived as the key dramatic sculptural elements in the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in the autumn of 2014.


This winter the iconic Weeping Window will be on display outside St George’s Hall, Liverpool.

Weeping Window 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, originally at HM Tower of London 2014.


View our specially produced film which commemorates Liverpool’s involvement in World War One below by working with our partners below.

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