Dylan Thomas's 'Do not go gentle into that good night' is one of the most powerful and compelling poems I know. I have always found the words incredibly moving. Dramatic, fiery, beautiful and poignant, I wanted my interpretation to capture that. I developed a modern, sharpened italic style which I felt suited the tone of the piece, with what might be described as sharpened flourishes carefully integrated into the design. I tried to do something unconventional and progressive with this piece. I wanted all the forms to be extremely graceful but also have a tension about them in keeping with the words. I wanted to evoke flames, lightning, and stars blazing in a night sky.
'Do Not Go Gentle'. Signed edition of 200, 594 X 420 mm. £80. Gold foil blocked on Midnight blue Plike art paper. © The Trustees for the Copyright of Dylan Thomas.