During creativity week Y5 studied the artist Damien Hirst one of the most well known British artists alive today.
We found out that he is fascinated by life and death and that many of his artworks are based on this theme, with dead animals being preserved and given a 'new life' as works of art.
One of Damien Hirst's most famous works is a shark in a tank of preserving solution, inspired by this we created our own preserved art, we used fruit and vegetables in place of a shark!
Damien Hirst has also created amazing symmetry pictures using butterfly wings, we found it interesting that something beautiful was created through death. We made our own symmetry pictures using preserved food: pasta, rice and pulses, which we thought looked just as stunning.