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Head & Shoulders Above The Rest

Head & Shoulders Above The Rest

As part of my Portfolio Development module i was given a letter from the Brewer's Dictionary Of Phrase & Fable, from there i had to pick a word or phrase that interested me, research it, and produce a visual response. Being 6 ft 5 i decided it would be appropriate to pick the phrase 'head and shoulders above the rest'. I wanted to show the day to day troubles with being tall, things like not fitting under the shower and feet getting cold sticking out the end of the bed. My final outcome was a concertina book containing a life size screen print of myself on a single stretch of paper over 8ft in length. On top of the print i illustrated the problems with being tall in a white chinagraph.