Creator of Senedd dragon penis petition revealed to be a Welsh artist
The weird Senedd petition that calls on the Welsh Government to ensure dragons are depicted with a penis is the creation of a Welsh artist.
Rhŷn Ap Glyn Williams who created the online petition last week is a Bachelor of Fine whose art has been viewed more than 500,000 times by visitors to the DeviantArt website.
The Senedd petition argues that by depicting Welsh dragons ‘standing proud’, it helps the nation to, ‘portray dominance and leadership’.
He posted a link to the petition on his Facebook page saying: “Who the hell knows why the poor sod was turned into an eunuch, it could be down to obscenity, it could be down to forgetting to include it, or it could be down to politics, where those responsible for producing the flags removed it to symbolise Wales’ role within the British kingdom.
“This confusion has bewildered many artists, poets, songwriters and authors alike for centuries by mistaking his sex. But what we do know is that the penis is still being added via royal imagery so this should convince the Welsh government to add a penis to our flag? Time will tell.”
As the Senedd petition has now received more than 50 votes, it qualifies for initial discussion by the Petition’s Committee. Despite having racked up more 250 supporters, the next milestone is still some way off with 10,000 backers needed before it’s considered for a Senedd debate.
Each petition received by the Senedd has to have two backers and is checked to ensure it meets certain guidelines before being accepted. Included among the reasons to reject a petition is if it’s, “a joke, an advert or nonsense”.
The artist’s past work has included portraits of a singer Gruff Rhys, a Mari Llwyd and even his own depiction of a Welsh dragon.
Rhŷn’s profile lists him as living in Pwllheli but coming from Tudweiliog on the northern coast of the Llyn peninsula.