Art, Media, and Methods

Media has to do with the material and categories of visual art. What makes material choices important? Please discuss Damien Hirst’s “For the Love of God” (p.56), mentioning the kind of media used in the piece, and what the work’s category is. What is the material? Why would he go this long to make this piece? What is this work about? What does it have to say to us today? What is your honest response to this work?