Later on, I came across another formula, a formula to calculate my bodily volume. So I blew into a balloon to create an image measuring 58,2 litres.

As I had reached the proper circumference, I knew this volume to be precisely as big as me; but subjectively, it felt much smaller. Following this method, 27 exhales sufficed to scale a first life-size self-portrait.

Preserving such self-portraits was a more complex task. Even when tightly enclosed, the balloons quickly start to lose their substance and shrink. In order to make these works permanent, I had to solve the problem of their point-de-fuite (‘vanishing point’, or, more prosaically: ‘leakage point’).

A thick epoxy coating offered the most appropriate means to suspend their transience.