My Way is an etching from Damien Hirst’s first volume of In A Spin, The Action Of The World Upon Things from 2002. The etching depicts concentric circles made up of wiry lines and bright colours. The composition is dynamic in its simplistic use of line that conveys speed and movement.
The etchings that make up both volumes of In A Spin, The Action Of The World Upon Things are based on Hirst’s ionic spin paintings that he began producing in the ’90s. The spin paintings were created by Hirst using a spin machine in his studio, onto which circular canvases were attached and paint poured on from above whilst the canvas spun. This technique resulted in a set of works resembling Abstract Expressionist paintings despite the fact that they are produced by mechanical means.
In A Spin, The Action Of The World Upon Things volume I and II were created after Booth Clibborn asked Hirst to make another large print project since his first in 1999. The portfolio boxes each had an original spin painting on the cover and they were painted with household paint, using the same spin machine used for the etching series.