Coleg Sir Gar
Artist's Dylan Thomas road trip inspires travel students
Travel and tourism students at Coleg Sir Gar have been learning about the influence of Dylan Thomas on the tourism industry and to mark the anniversary of his death, received a talk from artist, author and activist, Tracey Moberly who has toured the UK with what she describes as the poet's DNA.Tracey Moberly talking to the group
Inspired by a flower growing near Dylan Thomas's grave, Tracey Moberly gently unearthed a daisy and took it on an almost ethereal road trip, which she has documented with images. It is beautifully linked with the poet's work called Death Shall have No Dominion.
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.
Tracey Moberly said: "Within this section of the poem, Dylan Thomas implies that daisies on graves flourish on the flesh of the dead, resulting in life again, after death. Also of importance to the poet is the symbolic image of the flower which implies Dylan hopes his words including the individual characters will live again in future poets."
The artist inspired students with an insight into her work and ensuing tales of people, projects and communities she has worked with all over the world. Some of these are famous names with whom she is friends and has worked with. Tracey was co-founder of the Foundry - London underground arts, social and political venue. As a socio-political, multidisciplinary artist, Tracey's free-spirited talent has earned her recognition world-wide. "Everyone has a voice," she said. "Through art you can make a substantial change knowing that you have a tool and the power in your hands."