The Miraculous Journey by Damien Hirst

Wonder and awe

Deliberately challenging, Hirst has long been controversial.

He’s known for startling pieces, including rotting cows, sharks and sheep preserved in formaldehyde, and medicine cabinets full of different kinds of drugs.

Recently, we have introduced Qatar residents to his work by way of this incredible installation. It speaks of the beauty of an extraordinary human process, occuring at Sidra as well as all across the globe, every second.

 

This series of fourteen monumental bronze sculptures chronicles the gestation of a fetus inside a uterus, from conception to birth. It ends with a statue of a 46-foot-tall anatomically correct baby boy.

Placed in front of Sidra Medical Centre, which is dedicated to women and children, the venue and piece empower each other. It is a particularly audacious commission, and one that will stimulate debate at home and abroad for years to come.

I want to make art that will have meaning forever
Damien Hirst
Everyone talks about our life’s journey, but we have a whole journey before we’re born
Damien Hirst

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