This is my mind on virtual paper... An outlet for a creative mind and an insufferable perfectionist. Product designer, teacher and failed superstar DJ! :-) Lover of design, art and science. Part-time geek and devoted techno enthusiast!
1.2..Resurrection, 1998-2003. glass, paint and human skeleton
3…8.The Virgin Mother is 35ft tall, took a year and a half to build, and is one of the biggest bronze statues in the world.
9.Hymn is 20ft tall and also made out of bronze. Hirst sold Hymn to the art collector and gallery owner, Charles Saatchi, for £1 million. The toy manufacturer, Humbrol, later sued Hirst because Hymn is an exact replica of their 14″ Young Scientist Anatomy Set designed by Roman Emms.
Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated “Freeze,” an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. His groundbreaking works include The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), a shark in formaldehyde; Mother and Child Divided (1993) a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf; and For the Love of God (2007), a human skull studded with 8,601 diamonds. In addition to his installations and sculptures, Hirst’s Spot paintings and Butterfly paintings have become universally recognized.