Symbolism of objects

Afterwards, we wanted to utilise symbolic objects which reflects diverse connotations. At first it was difficult for me to research artists who utilises three dimensional objects in their work. However, I came across Damien Hirst through book 'Art the whole story' and became inspired by his use of symbolic objects and images such as the 'chemist' where a variety of pills and medicines placed in cabinets reflects our desires of immortality and remaining healthy which is impossible and ridiculous. As a result, we considered utilising 10 objects which were a condom, a packet of cigarettes, money, heels, bible/Quran, water, wine, books, social media and a 'free call'. 

 

http://www.damienhirst.com/texts1/series/medicine-cabinets

http://www.bodyofart.com/news/damien-hirst/

http://www.damienhirst.com/in-search-of-reality

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