I have never been a fan of Damien Hirst, just because his work does not appeal to me. I find it too dark, to be honest it creeps me out a bit. I do not hate his work, I guess I have grown to appreciate him as an artist and in that sense, he is brilliant. But like I said, I’m not a fan.
Hirst’s 66 ft bronze sculpture ‘verity’ has been erected at the seaside town of ilfracombe, UK.
the statue depicts a naked pregnant woman with half of her body exposing ligaments and viscera while holding aloft a sword and standing on a base of legal books. the piece – with ‘verity’ meaning ‘truth’ in italian – represents a ‘modern allegory of truth and justice’ and references hirst’s earlier bronze artwork ‘virgin mother’ from 2005.