"Why do I feel so important when I'm not? Nothing is important and everything is important. I do not know why I am here but I am glad that I am. I'd rather be here than not. I am going to die and I want to live forever, I can't escape that fact, and I can't let go of that desire." - Damien Hirst
8,601 diamonds cover Mr. Hirst's platinum replica of a human skull. His artwork (?) named "For The Love Of God" includes a 52 carat pear shaped diamond. Mr. Hirst bought a human skull from a taxidermy shop. Truely, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." If I had one, I would not want to set this on my fireplace mantel or even a grand piano!
I'd probably never have heard of Damien Hurst except that I read A Slice Of Infinity which comes regularly to me via email and Amy Orr-Ewing used his above quote, so I looked him up. Orr-Ewing writes for the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. I've mentioned this organization before. Ravi is a very good speaker!
According the Wikipedia.org Damien Hirst's art projects dwell on death. Hirst's life included drugs and mayhem, after the death of a musician friend Joe Strummer he says "It was the first time I felt mortal."
My Mom came to visit and we are having a good time together. We will be doing some artwork too! Nothing on death, but life! I picked up a couple of paint-by-number kits and am looking forward to doing that together with her. She will paint the dogs and I will paint the horses and hope we will end up with something... beautiful.