NEW: Damien Hirst Edition

POSTED: Monday, June 8, 2015

'Canon', Damien Hirst's new edition, is as beautiful as it is delicate by portraying a canon ball composed from his trademark butterflies.

 

Damien Hirst, Canon

 

Pretty in its pastel tones, the symmetrical pattern of the butterfly wings are a continuation of Hirst's motif where butterflies are used to imitate the patterned and regular aesthetic in religious memorabilia.

 

Like a stained glass window, Canon seems to eminate light through the panes of the butterfly wings. And yet the name Canon weighs heavy on the whole aesthetic, making the piece feel a lot more poignant and leaves a greater lasting impact.