After Fields of Mud, Seeds of Hope is broken up on November 14th, the soil, some of which is from Flanders and contains millions of ungerminated poppy seeds, is going to be parcelled up and sent across the UK.
Composed using battlefield mud from Flanders and earth taken from a Great War military camp in the U.K the work starts thoroughly soaked. As the wet mud dries and cracks the five battle weary silhouettes gradually appear, trudging home their backs to the past and facing the future.
Deep within the mud millions of ungerminated poppy seeds lay dormant.
When decommissioned segments of the sculpture comprising of the dried earth and seeds will be made available to the public to create their own artworks or memorial gardens, therefore allowing the legacy of the work to continue in another form indefinitely.
Admission to the exhibition is free, entry to Ripon Cathedral is donation only.