Domino Confido is a signed silkscreen print in colours with diamond dust produced by renowned contemporary artist, Damien Hirst. Hirst creates a spectacular print by arranging butterflies in concentric circles, organised around a green butterfly in the centre of the composition. The butterflies are arranged with geometric precision in a circular pattern against a lilac backdrop. The print is full of colour, with bright blue, yellow, orange and red dominating the composition.
The print, made in 2009, is one of 150 works that composed the Psalms series. The series was started in 2008 and each work is made using butterfly wings on painted canvases. The works in the series are all named after a psalm from the Old Testament, emblematic of the way in which Hirst uses his art to question belief systems, such as religion. Hirst enjoys using his art to explore complicated subjects such as death, life, religion, beauty and science. The artist explains: “I am absolutely not interested in tying things down.”
The butterfly has become a staple part of Hirst’s visual language and iconography. Along with skulls and diamonds, the butterfly has become closely associated with the artist’s name. The artist began using butterflies in his work as early as 1989, while he was studying Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and has continued to incorporate them into his works in series such as The Souls series.