12 metre portrait of Wales' patron saint created to mark St David's Day

Credit: CADW

A giant land-art portrait of Wales' patron saint has been created in west Wales to mark St David's Day.

It is the work of valleys born artist and Britain's Got Talent finalist Nathan Wyburn.

The piece, in the central courtyard of St Davids Bishop's Palace, is made entirely from garden bark and over 1,000 real daffodils.

Nathan hopes his use of Wales' national flower will wow spectators.

Nathan created the artwork from tree bark and daffodils. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The artist added: "I am immensely proud of be Welsh and hope that the portrait will offer visitors an insightful taster into the stories behind St David's Day."

"It's one of the most colourful days of the year - a true celebration of Welshness that spread far beyond Wales."

The portrait is 12 metres by 12 metres and marks the start of St David's Day celebrations across Wales.

It is part of Cadw's Rediscover History campaign - which will shine a modern light on Welsh heritage throughout Wales's 2019 Year of Discovery.

Lord Elis-Thomas, Minister for Culture, said the piece "offers a one-of-a-kind welcome to one of Wales's most tranquil historic germs - St Davids Bishop's Palace".

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Last year Nathan created a similar large portrait of Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the national health near his hometown of Tredegar, to mark the 70th anniversary of the institution.

It was made entirely out of local materials, including 374kg of garden soil and 74kg of white stone dust and took eight hours and a half hours and measured 10 metres by 14 metres.