As today is the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of WWI it is worth exploring the role of the flower in remembrance. Currently on exhibition at the Tower of London are 888,246 ceramic Poppies installed in the dry moat, representing a river of blood. The exhibition is a commemoration of the lives lost during WWI and are the work of ceramic artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper. “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” is being built through volunteers placing Poppies at the site over the coming months, with the final Poppy to be placed on Remembrance Day, November 11th. Check out more here.