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Published: 26 June 2021

By Andy Ross

Article of the week - number sixty-six - an embroidered decal

Adam Bridgland is a graduate from the Royal College of Art who uses nostalgia and memory to evoke emotions with wit and humour. 

The piece in the collection is a large embroidery made to resemble a decal. A jet 'plane in the centre of the roundel is surrounded by the words "This city is pretty when leaving on a plane", a wry reflection of the way in which people romanticise places they have been. The piece was bought from the Curwen Gallery when it closed, and it measures 56cm x 56cm.

You can read more about Adam and his work on his website.