"The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Somebody Living " ( 1991 )
I have something to say about this Damien Hirst’s work.
Initially I thought it was definitely awful because of the dead shark suspended in the tank, but the true is that every time we visit a Natural History Museum we also find sharks and many other species of animals dead and embalmed.
When we keep away the idea of the using of a living being and pay attention to the work itself and its message, we understand that is incredibly fantastic, real and shocking. We can easily get its meaning: the fear of death. It’s awesome how he represents this fear using the image of a shark. The analogy is perfect: an ugly and giant animal with a powerful strength, kept inside of a limited space, our mind.