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Today David Bromley shows us a sneak peek at his brand new collaboration with Capocchi which includes a wonderful range of quilts! Many of the pieces featured in today's post will be released this Friday at Capocchi in Armadale. - Jenny x
All you have is good. I have a constant desire or push to reflect character and warmth and narrative into any image (like I discussed yesterday with the new works, where it is possible give a piece of work character and a sense of place). I try and reflect just not what the image is but how to portray it.
I’ve always been a mad decorator. My parents were incredibly indulgent. I would write and paint all over the walls faking red blood dripping writing and gluing things on to the wall pulling all the plaster off.
I moved out of home in my early teens and, despite being broke, would have my own little flat as opposed to sharing a space. My first place had rolling stones posters everywhere, bottles, driftwood, old motorbikes and big black and white printouts with coloured textas... and friends would come over and colour them in. Nothing’s changed. I’ll move rooms around and design furniture in my sleep.
There is no hope for me, luckily I get to do it in my waking life too. Collaborating with Capocchi is great fun, mainly I have free reign to let my imagination run free. The throws are on the back of a great fabric / textiles collecting habit. I couldn’t have made a throw without an old school / antique backing, as they are just so charming and so different and emotional in their feel. So the ideas was to combine a contemporary image (even though my work has a nostalgic narrative or style at times too) of mine on one side, and the antique on the reverse, hand stitched together.
The long lines of hand stitched application just ties the two quilts together and I think adds a lovely quality to the image. It was always important that they felt authentic and had a sense of originality and were not just a throw, but a thing valued... a sense that you wanted to fall asleep under a bunch of them and float off into dreamland.