Thursday, September 22, 2011
One Size Fits All
My edition for the 2012 "Littlest Print" exchange portfolio deals with the concept of size and that ubiquitous label "one size fits all". As millions of women know, that misleading phrase is just hype and can certainly be labeled propaganda promoted by clothing manufacturers trying to appeal to the masses.
The print's background deals with the categorization of various body types and was meant to highlight society's need to label women; apple, pear, rectangular, triangular, etc. The small figures were intended to read as hieroglyphics; stylized and symbolic of the need to typecast. An "average" figure stands before these as a counterpoint to these simplified standards. An old dilapidated dress form was included to reference the fashion industry.
There's a lot going on in this small format but I'm happy with the print and feel that that I successfully used the portfolio's theme to make a point.