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Rebecca Horns interest in physical constraints inspired me to look at the concept of the spine and how it has changed supposedly due to evolution. The image shows how we have 'evolved' and how our spines have had to change in order to facilitate our bipedal-ism. 

'while walking upright freed up our hands for tool use, a key factor in human success, the resulting stresses from gravity on the human spine may have led to unique back pains'

This concept inspires me to use the spine as a focus, and create my piece based around this historical issue as it relates to everyone and can be communicated to the audience. The piece therefore will be placed on the spine, and I will aim to alter the models posture using the final outcome in order to raise awareness of this health issue.

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