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Photo by Jamie Howden

Poppies: Weeping Window

By Paul Cummins Artist And Tom Piper Designer Free The Black Watch Museum, Perth

Image credit: Photo by Jamie Howden

Poppies: Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies, and was originally seen pouring from a high window to the ground below at the Tower of London as part of the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.

At The Black Watch Museum, located in the city of Perth, the breathtaking sculpture flowed from a second floor turret window across the Castle grounds.

During the First World War 50,000 men saw service with The Black Watch, Scotland’s premier Highland Regiment, in campaigns across the Western Front, Mesopotamia and Salonika.

The Black Watch has a long and distinguished history which can be traced back to 1739 and beyond, and The Black Watch Castle and Museum became its Regimental Headquarters in 1962.

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For more information on Weeping Window at The Black Watch Museum

Wave and Weeping Window are from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – poppies and original concept 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.

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