A series of 14 sculptures created by Damien Hirst was revealed in Doha this week. The project, titled “The Miraculous Journey,” depicts the development of human life from conception to birth.
The series was concealed within giant balloons, which were successively removed to display the developing child. The series culminates in a 46-foot, anatomically correct baby boy. Together, the sculptures weigh 216 tons and are visible from both the highway and the desert. The project reportedly cost $20 million.
Mr. Hirst’s interest in the prenatal journey began when he had children of his own. “Everyone talks about our life’s journey, but we have a whole journey before you’re born,” he told the New York Times.
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