Simon Burns-Cox - France 1914

 © 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.

Learn more about the artwork in our downloadable audio guide:


Simon Burns-Cox trained in Italy and is currently based at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Established in 1921, Poppyscotland supports the Armed Forces community in ScotlandFundraising 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



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