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The artwork is made of 80 denier nylon monofilament, similar to fishing line, which is knitted on a hand-operated industrial knitting machine. Enclosed in rows of tiny mesh pockets are empty pill packet bubbles. This flexible cloth is formed into a layered T-shaped top over wide trousers and an additional breastplate section made of flattened pill pack sheets. There are just over 16,000 individual pill cases.

'Armour' is based on the prescribing record of Liz Lee's patient, Mr Brittain. By the age of 77, he had smoked for 50 years, suffered two heart attacks and was being treated for hypertension, cardiac failure, COPD, arthritis, indigestion, depression and insomnia.

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