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ffotoCymru

Joined April 2009

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Small 8.0" x 8.0"
Medium 12.0" x 12.0"
Large 16.0" x 16.0"
X large 20.0" x 20.0"

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  • Each custom artwork is hand stretched and printed for your order
  • Vibrant colors printed on artist grade canvas
  • Printed image wraps 0.25 inch (0.6 cm) over the edges; the sides are white
  • Hanging hardware is included

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This is a famous square in the town where I work, which has a famous statue of the poet Dylan Thomas. A modern artist has recently covered up the statue in order to gauge the reaction of local people to the loss of their beloved statue. Here is a news item from a local website:-

“Dylan Thomas’ statue covered up for art project”

Apr 23 2009 WalesOnline

He may be one of Wales’s most famous artistic sons, but poet Dylan Thomas is being made to disappear in an art project in his home town.

The celebrated poet, who died in 1953, is affectionately remembered in Swansea and has a commemorative statue in Dylan Thomas Square in the city’s maritime district.

But the monument has been encased in concrete as part of Swansea’s Art Across The City 2009 project, to see how different the city would be without the presence of its most famous son.

Estonian artist Neeme Kulm hopes her decision to temporarily conceal the statue with 10ft-high concrete frameworks will reveal the nature of the city’s affection for the poet.

She said: “I aim to provoke a heightened awareness of what has become too familiar to notice.

“In the case of Swansea and its inhabitants, the image and presence of the much-loved poet Dylan Thomas and his cultural importance in the city makes such a case.

“I ask the question how would Swansea differ if Dylan Thomas were to disappear?”

The concrete structure was put in place in time for the opening of the Art Across The City project last weekend.

Temporary works of art, all relating to some aspect of the city’s identity, have been erected around the city as part of the free project which runs until May 10.
www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/2009/04/23/dy…"

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