Sounds like the art of politics
Thursday June 2, 2005
It's surprising nobody's thought of it before - Tony Benn, the animated Labour grandee, as a piece of modern art.
Tracey Moberly, 40, born at Gilfach near Blackwood and who graduated from Newport Art College in 1985 got the idea of immortalising the politician in one of her 'sonogram and voice portraits' after he did a slot on her South London radio show.
Tracey, whose maiden name is Wood, went to Heolddu Comprehensive in Bargoed where her over-riding love was art. After graduating from Newport with a first-class degree in fine art she went to Manchester to read for an MA and is currently studying for her doctorate with Manchester metropolitan University. "I live in Hoxton East London where I run a gallery-cum-cafe called the Foundry. I'm involved in an east london radio show where Tony benn made a guest appearance and I asked him if I could make a voice-picture of him.
"I was really pleased when he said he would. He's a lovely man and I approve of his politics. he has no problem at all relating to much younger people through radio and art."
There are three pictures under the general heading of Power entitled, Missiles, Miners and monarchy, which were all part of an exhibition which was held last month.