Visiting a friend in Chelmsford today, I was interested to see there was an art installation relating to WW1 at the local museum. Though small, I found the concept fascinating. The work, on the first floor and called "Blood from the Poppy" was created by a local artist, Nabil Ali, using, I was told, pigment derived from poppy seed. It is part of a larger project "Portrait of an Artist's Garden" which explores medieval painting techniques and organic materials for creating art.
The installation will be at Chelmsford Museum, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ until 1 September 2014. There is no entry fee to the museum.
For more information - www.nabilali.co.uk.