Hirst employs the bodies of animals in aestheticized, natural-history museum-esque installations. In the ’90s, he installations featured the carcasses of wild and domesticated animals in large tanks of formaldehyde. He also created paintings and sculptures with the remains of insects and arachnids.
The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, 1991
The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths, 2006
See Hirst’s website.