This was something I came upon in a book in my hotel room in Tokyo a couple years ago. The Life Size Project started on New Years Day 2001 at the Meiji Shrine. People make their first shrine visit of the new year on January 1st, so there are many people around and it is a good time for surveys. They ask people of varying ages how long they would like to live. Some of the answers really surprised me. I chose four women with interesting faces and copied their answers. The number on the left tells how old they currently are and on the right is the age they hope to live to. I used pencil and watercolors.