Ginormous Pencil - Swansea, Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 37.289 W 003° 58.087
30U E 432979 N 5719383
Quick Description: Dylans' Pencil - A 30 feet tall pencil sculpture carved from a single living tree, in Cwmdonkin Park, featured in some of Dylans' poems & where Dylan Thomas played as a child. The Park is located in Swansea, South Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/11/2014 1:41:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMMF74
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
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Long Description:
Cwmdonkin Park a short walk away from Dylan's birthplace a beautiful park with unique features and many references to Dylan Thomas, and his works, including a Giant Pencil, which serves as a monument, to the greatest Welsh Poet of all time.

"During Mark Folds’ research visit to Cwmdonkin Park, he was inspired by the presence of a large tree stump standing at over 30 foot high, as well as the long association the park has with the poet Dylan Thomas. The poet is known to have written many of his early works in or about Cwmdonkin Park in the 1930’s, no doubt using pencil and paper and possibly under this actual tree.
"Mark Folds’ new sculpture, ‘Dylan’s Pencil’, represents simple, humble beginnings: initial ideas jotted down on paper by a writer; the sketches made by an artist; the starting point for all types of creativity. The aim of the work is to engage people in thinking that something amazing, such as Dylan Thomas’ poetry, emerged from something so basic in this place." Text Source: (visit link)

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Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Height of object in feet: 30

Size of a typical object of this: 6 inches

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