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This series of sculptures presents a cumulative index of passing time and an ongoing self-portrait of the artist's ageing and changing self.

Each Self is made with ten pints of of the artist's own blood, taken over five separate sessions.

Quinn's head is cast in plaster of Paris:

The cast is removed and the inside is filled with blood. It is then frozen and placed in subzero silicone oil inside a Perspex box.

Self, 2006
Blood (artist's), stainless steel, Perspex and refrigeration equipment
208 x 63 x 63 cm

Photography by: Marc Quinn studio

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