Hirst's painted bronze sculpture 'Sensation' is installed near Cody Dock as part of The Line, a new open-air sculpture walk in East London, between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and the O2 Arena in Greenwich.
'Sensation' is based on an anatomical model of a 2-3 mm section of human skin. It was first shown in the exhibition In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (2004) at Tate Britain, a three-person show of works by Hirst, Angus Fairhurst and Sarah Lucas. Similarly to Hirst's monumental bronze, 'Hymn' (1999-2005), a 20 foot anatomical model of a male head and torso based on a child's toy, 'Sensation' investigates the complex relationship between scientific fact and the often mysterious realities of life.
The route is three miles in total and other featured artists include: Martin Creed, Antony Gormley, Gary Hume, Eduardo Paolozzi, Tom Price and Richard Wilson.