© Simon Burns-Cox
Displayed in the main hall, over the period 4 October – Thursday 4 December 2014
gold-veined black Portoro (Italian) marble
The sculpture invoked the last tree remaining on the battlefield. It stands in a desolate landscape, but as a symbol of hope and survival.
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Simon Burns-Cox trained in Italy and is currently based at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
Established in 1921, Poppyscotland supports the Armed Forces community in Scotland. Fundraising enables the charity to provide tailored support and assistance for those who have served, those still serving and their families. The sculpture was donated to Poppyscotland by the artist to help raise funds during the centenary of the First World War and is currently on loan to the Scottish Parliament.
On loan from Poppyscotland