My search for an ideal format extended to the third dimension. Just as the surface of my skin determined the proper format for a drawing, I decided to make a sculpture equal to my own size. I first used a formula to calculate the volume of a human body and discovered myself to measure 58,24628375 liters.

Modelling for art academies provided me with another approach to the volume I occupied. Sitting still for hours, I contemplated my surroundings, and the limits between myself and the ambient air disappeared. I breathed in and out; I filled the room as it filled me. I visualised my own volume, out in space, as an aerial body. I wondered how it related to each of my respiratory volumes.
Studies in motionlessness (ed.2/10), 2021, 27 photographs and fineliner on paper, as a model-made supplement to Eadweard Muybridge’s ‘The human figure in motion’

This led me to design a scaled hoop. This way, I could blow a balloon up to the volume I had established to be mine. As the balloon reached the hoop’s outlines, I knew it to be precisely as big as me, but subjectively, it felt much smaller. Following this method, 27 exhales sufficed to scale a life-size self-portrait.

At last, I placed my twenty-seven breaths in the context where they belonged: the studio I felt one with. Here is the ecstasy I had imagined - rightly scaled:

Studio situation with man among nature, two slides for a stereoscope, 2021

Volatile anatomy, epoxy, fine-liner, threads and latex on twenty-seven balloons and speculums, installation view at Big Art, 2022

Single breaths, epoxy, fine-liner, threads and latex on twenty-seven balloons and speculums, 2020-2022
(Each of the twenty-seven works were balloons, which I could scale to a twenty-seventh of myself with a mould. I have let some of them decrease, but marked each centimeter of their initial diameters.)