Poppy for the centenary celebrations of the Battle of Qatia

On 23 April 2016, the Worcestershire Yeomanry will commemorate the centenary of the Battles of Qatia and Oghratina.  They are holding a special commemorative service at Worcester Cathedral and then unveiling a sculpture that they have commissioned from me. The sculpture is a 9 foot tall poppy, the flower so associated with the First World War. The poppy will be installed in Cripplegate Park in Worcester. It has a metal structure (as you can see below in the first picture) and this is covered by mosaic. The second picture shows the finished flower section.

Qatia 100 is part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred project. This is funded through Heritage Lottery FFund. Worcestershire World War One Hundred is one of the largest programme of events across England commemorating the First World War. It involves cultural and heritage organisations county-wide through until 2018.

Poppy - mosaic being added to the flower Poppy under construction - created by Living Mosaics