Micki Artist Interest: Damien Hirst
I have been searching around for possible artists' to talk about and Damien Hirst was one that I randomly found and when I viewed some of his work, it was something I had never seen before. He was born in Bristol in 1965. He grew up in Leeds with his mother, Mary Brennan, and his stepfather. He is best known for a series of works where dead animals are presented as memento mori in forms ironically appropriated from the museum of natural history rather than of art. These are his most controversial and most famous, but his other work also consists of sculptures, spot paintings and spin paintings. His way of using the natural world in his work is very fascinating. I won't go any further, but if you would like to learn more about him or check out some of his work, the links are below his photo.