Artist Damien Hirst recently displayed his creation, “Let’s Eat Outdoors Today”, at London’s Royal Academy of Arts.
What it is:
The sculpture is divided into two sections. In one section, maggots develop on a raw meat on a Bar-BQ grill. The maggot section is connected by small holes to a larger section that features a copacetic, outdoor dinner with tables and chairs. Dinner includes meat, vegetables and a bottle of wine. The flies must beware of the ominous bug zapper that zaps flies as they buzz around the food.
Money Quote from Mr Hirst:
I was thinking about how we all avoid dirt, but we all ultimately go back into dirt. I was very interested in how we were trying to isolate the horror from our lives and remove it.