Men plough giant poppy and cross into field near Eye Airfield to mark Remembrance Sunday

Poppy and Cross on field

Poppy and Cross on field - Credit: Archant

From the ground it might look like a randomly ploughed field – but from the air it’s a powerful and unique piece of art.

In the run-up to Remembrance Sunday three men have created this piece of field art next to a former US airbase.

The 250-metre long image of a single poppy casting a shadow in the shape of a cross has been ploughed into a field next to Eye Airfield and was designed by its owner Tom Baldwin and Carlo Roberts.

Mr Roberts said: “The subject matter was chosen because the field is next to Eye Airfield where 184 US servicemen lost their lives during a short period of the Second World War.

“The image was designed and ploughed by farm worker Stefan Fulcher. It was ploughed into rape plants that grew from fallen seeds after the rape harvest.” The photograph was taken by a local photographer from a microlight.

Mr Roberts is also supporting the 490th Bomber Memorial Project which is seeking to honour fallen US servicemen by building a memorial on the airfield.

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