Poppies: Weeping Window at Caernarvon CastleReaders have said they believe the Caernarfon Castle ‘Weeping Window’ exhibition looks like a dragon’s claw, but artist Paul Cummins says that was ‘a happy accident’
Readers have said they believe the Caernarfon Castle ‘Weeping Window’ exhibition looks like a dragon’s claw, but artist Paul Cummins says that was ‘a happy accident’ (Photo: Gordon Ball LRPS)
The artist behind Caernarfon ’s hugely popular ‘Weeping Window’ poppy exhibition has said there is a historical twist to how it ended up accidentally looking like a dragon’s foot.

Paul Cummins said there was an element of fate in the way the ceramic flowers had been arranged. According to the artist, whose exhibition commemorating the 886,000 people who died on the front line during the First World War was previously exhibited at the Tower of London, it was a “happy accident” that it ended up looking like the mythical creature’s claw.

Speaking to the Daily Post, Mr Cummins said: “It wasn’t planned. What happened was on the last day, when they were planting the last ones, it was a bit of a rush, and there archaeological things on the site that meant we were not allowed to spike in certain places.

“You can only go down a few inches in certain places, so we had to go round those places. It’s just fate.”

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